CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The Latest on a report that students at an elite New Hampshire prep school were engaged in a new competition of sexual conquest (all times local):
A girl who was sexually assaulted at an elite New Hampshire prep school says the institution continues to operate “in a bubble of denial.”
Chessy Prout (PROUT’) was a 15-year-old freshman at St. Paul’s School when she accused Owen Labrie (luh-BREE’) of sexually assaulting her days before he graduated as part of a tradition known as “Senior Salute.” He was convicted in 2015 of misdemeanor sexual assault, child endangerment and using a computer to lure the girl for sex.
On Friday, the Concord Monitor reported that the school is investigating allegations that eight boys were competing in a different sexual conquest competition this year.
Prout says students are being harmed by the administration’s inaction.
The AP typically doesn’t identify victims of sexual assault unless they come forward publicly, as Prout has done.
New Hampshire police say they’ve learned of a new game of sexual conquest at an elite prep school where a student was charged in 2014 over a game called the “Senior Salute.”
The Concord Monitor (http://bit.ly/2ttnDaP ) reports that boys in a St. Paul’s School dorm apparently competed to have their names put on a crown. Concord police became aware while investigating a reported sexual assault on campus.
The school said Friday that it’s investigating “improper behavior” by students, but it didn’t elaborate.
The spotlight fell on St. Paul’s when new graduate Owen Labrie was charged with sexually assaulting a freshman girl as part of a competition in which some seniors sought to have sex with underclassman. He was acquitted of rape but convicted of misdemeanor sexual assault and other charges.
Information from: Concord Monitor, http://www.concordmonitor.com
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