Date Set for Lawsuit Against St. Paul's in Sexual Assault Case

Nov 4, 2016

Jury selection in a civil suit against St. Paul’s School is set for March of 2018. The Concord prep school is being sued for allegedly allowing an unhealthy sexual culture to foster on campus.

The exact date is March 6th and is slotted to last two weeks.

The suit was brought back in June by the parents of a former student who says she was sexually assaulted by a then-senior as part of a so-called student led tradition. The tradition involved seniors trying to have sex with as many underclassmen as they could before they graduated.

The family is asking for $75,000 for each of the five counts involving negligence and emotional distress.

The school has vigorously denied these claims. Michael Delaney, who was the state’s Attorney General from 2009 to 2013, is the school’s top lawyer.

Owen Labrie was sentenced to one year in jail. He’s appealing that conviction to the New Hampshire Supreme Court.