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Aug 31, 2016 9:49 AM

St. Paul's denies tradition of sexual assault after victim's claim in 'TODAY' interview

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St. Paul's School is denying there is a tradition of sexual assault at the school but acknowledged it has learned from the case of a student who was assaulted during a game of sexual conquest there in 2014.

READ: NH victims' advocacy group supports St. Paul's victim after 'TODAY' interview

Chessy Prout made her first public comments about the assault on NBC's "Today" show Tuesday, telling what happened to her at St. Paul's when she was a 15-year-old freshman.

In a statement, the school said it admires Prout's courage and condemns unkind behavior toward her.

READ: School asks for Victim of Labrie's sexual abuse to be named if case goes to trial

The attorney for former St. Paul's student Owen Labrie, of Tunbridge, Vermont, who was convicted of misdemeanor sex assault charges, says in a statement she is hopeful her client will receive a new trial where the "truth will be disclosed."

Labrie is free pending appeal.

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