NH1 News Debates


Oct 29, 2015 9:19 PM

What's next in the Owen Labrie case after sentencing?


CONCORD - It was an emotional day in the courtroom on Thursday as Owen Labrie was sentenced for sexually assaulting a 15-year-old schoolmate.

The St. Paul's graduate will spend one year in the house of corrections followed by probation, but the biggest impact for Labrie is that he will register as a sex offender for life.

“He will have to tell his future wife, 'You should know I’m a registered sex offender,'” said J.W. Carney, Labrie’s Attorney.

Carney painted a somber picture of Owens' life after serving time.

We heard emotional statements from the victim and her family Thursday in court.

“What he did to me made me feel like I didn’t belong on this planet," the victim told the court in a statement. " I’d be better off dead. I was completely alone at school dealing with this."

Family members were in tears as the sentencing was read.

Labrie was teary-eyed - if for only a moment. But the state attorneys are still asking, is it enough?

“This was a mission for him, a sexual conquest and a game,” said prosecution Catherine Ruffie.

So what's next for Labrie?

His legal team will file for an appeal, during that time Labrie will be free on bail.

The judge warned Labire not to do anything foolish while out on bail, and he must go under a psycho-sexual evaluation.


--  Dealing with the Disease of Addiction? Click here for help --

More from NH1.com

NH1 News Debates
NH1 News Replay

NH1 on Twitter

NH1 SkyView Cameras

NH1 on Facebook

Check out NH1 News Rail Polls on LockerDome on LockerDome