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After Years of Appeals, Prep School Grad Owen Labrie Goes to Jail for Assault

Owen Labrie will serve a 10-month sentence for assaulting a 15-year-old classmate in 2014, when he was an 18-year-old senior at the elite St. Paul's School in New Hampshire.
Marie Solis
12.28.18
true crime

Kavanaugh Shows the Disgusting Underbelly of America's Elite Schools

Bizarre-sounding rituals. Twisted nicknames. Allegations of sex crimes. And of course this guy might become a Supreme Court justice.
Susan Zalkind
9.24.18
true crime

Prep Schools Hid Sex Abuse Just Like the Catholic Church

Teachers accused of abuse and even rape were passed off to other schools with recommendations. And that might just be the tip of the iceberg
Susan Zalkind
4.26.17
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Owen Labrie's Sexual Assault Victim Spoke Publicly for the First Time

Seventeen-year-old Chessy Prout shed her anonymity Tuesday to talk about raising awareness for fellow survivors.
VICE Staff
8.30.16
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A Lawsuit Could Expose a Culture of Sexual Violence at an Elite Prep School

Attorneys describe a school shed littered with discarded condoms dubbed the "Mars Hotel," among other allegations.
Susan Zalkind
6.2.16
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'Life Is Strange' Ignored Me as a Student of Color, Just Like a Real Prep School

How the fictional school in Life is Strange falls into the same traps as real-world institutions.
Shonte Daniels
9.22.15
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Owen Labrie Found Not Guilty of Felony Sexual Assault in Elite New England Prep School Rape Case

The 19-year-old was still found guilty of one felony and several misdemeanors, and must register as a sex offender.
Susan Zalkind
8.28.15
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​Who Will the Jury Believe in the New England Prep School Rape Trial?

As the trial of former St. Paul's school student and alleged rapist Owen Labrie concludes, the outcome hinges on which side of the story the mostly male jury finds more credible.
Susan Zalkind
8.28.15
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Inside the Trial of an Alleged Elite New England Prep School Rapist

The New Hampshire courtroom has heard intense and emotional accounts of the night senior Owen Labrie had an allegedly nonconsensual sexual encounter with a 15-year-old girl.
Susan Zalkind
8.21.15