Dec 18, 2015 2:08 PM

Owen Labrie speaks out for the first time since nationally-publicized trial

CONCORD - Owen Labrie broke his silence for the first time after making national headlines for having sex with a 15-year-old fellow prep-school student at St. Paul's School.

Out on bail while he appeals his conviction, Labrie spoke to Newsweek about everything from how he got a full scholarship to the prestigious prep-school, trial details and life post trial.

While he's supposed to be a sophomore at Harvard, Labrie now resides in Vershire, Vt. while he awaits his appeal.

Labrie, who was going to be a divinity student at Harvard, showed Newsweek the chapel he is building, along with his quaint Vermont home. Letters of support hang above Labrie's desk in his room.

And what many people have wanted to hear- Labrie spoke about he feelings on the trial.

“I’d do it the exact same way,” he said to Newsweek about rejecting the plea deals. “It was the only thing that sustained me, knowing I had told the truth. I had done what was right. I walked out of the courthouse with my chin up.”

While Labrie waits for his appeal, he still remains under strict parole, a registered sex offender and in increasing debt with expenses from the trial.

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