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Aug 16, 2016 3:34 PM

St. Paul's wants ID of sexual assault victim revealed if lawsuit reaches trial

CONCORD - St. Paul's Prep School is requesting to reveal the name of the sexual assault victim in the Owen Labrie case, currently known as Jane Doe, if the family's lawsuit against the school goes to trial.

The 15-year-old victim's family is attempting to sue the school after she was assaulted by a classmate, Owen Labrie, who was 18 at the time, in 2014.

In the federal court system plaintiffs legally must file with their real names. The family of Jane Doe claims this situation is among cases where the the victim should the few exceptional be allowed to remain anonymous, according to the Boston Globe.

The school claims that it could not have prevented the assault. The victim's family claims that the school condoned a tradition of ritualized statutory rape. This stem's from Labrie participating in a campus custom known as the Senior Salute.


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