May 3, 2016 5:15 PM
Professor compares Owen Labrie's 'enormous suffering' to Joan of Arc in letter
One of Owen Labrie's former professors submitted a seven page letter to Labrie's lawyers in support of having his bail reinstated, according to the New York Daily News.
The unidentified professor links Labrie's "enormous suffering" to that of Joan of Arc.
Labrie had a court-ordered curfew after he was found guilty in August of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl as part of a sex game, he admitted to repeatedly violating that curfew which led to his bail being revoked.
The letter detailed the "extreme affliction" that Labrie has faced at the hands of God.
"It's so amazing to me how much God loves you — because God doesn't usually bother to wizen up ordinary kids who get involved in teen-age sex play. He just lets them gradually outgrow it," according to Boston.com.
Merrimack County Judge, Larry Smukler, discovered that Labrie had taken buses between Lebanon, N.H., near his home in Vermont, and Boston on multiple occasions, according to the paper.
Labrie's lawyers said that their client thought that he had permission to take these trips.