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County Attorney: St. Paul's Defendant Rejected Numerous Plea Deals

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A graduate of an exclusive New Hampshire prep school who was convicted of sexually assaulting a younger student rejected a string of plea deals that would have meant less jail time and no registration as a sex offender.

Merrimack County Attorney Scott Murray said Friday he believes the most recent deal offered to 20-year-old Owen Labrie called for a 30-day sentence and no sex offender registration.

Labrie, of Tunbridge, Vermont, was sentenced Thursday to a year in county jail and five years' probation on misdemeanor sex assault charges and a felony conviction of using a computer to lure the 15-year-old girl for sex. He also has to register as a sex offender for life.

Defense lawyers not involved in the case say they believe the sentence Labrie received was fair.

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