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Jury Selection Set To Begin In St. Paul's School Rape Case

Eddie Cheuk


Jury selection is set to begin in the trial of a Vermont man prosecutors say raped a 15-year-old freshman two days before he graduated from the prestigious St. Paul's School in New Hampshire.

Owen Labrie, now 19, of Tunbridge, Vermont, has pleaded not guilty to multiple felony charges including forcible rape.

Prosecutors say the girl tried unsuccessfully to resist his attempts at intercourse in a building on the school's Concord campus on May 30, 2014.

Labrie, when interviewed by Concord detectives, talked openly about a tradition at the school known as "Senior Salute" — when boys about to graduate attempt to "score" with younger female students at the school. Labrie — an aspiring divinity student — graduated June 1, 2014.

Testimony is expected to begin Tuesday in superior court in Concord.

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