Owen Labrie, prep school grad linked to sex assault case, released from jail for good behavior

Labrie, 23, will have to register as a sex offender.
Image: St. Paul's School student Owen Labrie looks around the courtroom
St. Paul's School student Owen Labrie looks around the courtroom at the start of his trial in Concord, New Hampshire on Aug. 18, 2015.Jim Cole / AP file

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By Associated Press

CONCORD, N.H. — A New Hampshire prep school graduate convicted of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old classmate has been released from jail.

Twenty-three-year-old Owen Labrie reported to Merrimack County's jail just after Christmas, after a judge refused to shorten his sentence. He had been due to serve the remaining 10 months of his sentence but was released Monday for good behavior. He was picked up from the facility at 8:30 a.m.

Labrie, of Tunbridge, Vermont, was acquitted in 2015 of raping the female classmate as part of "Senior Salute," a game of sexual conquest, at St. Paul's School. But a jury found him guilty of misdemeanor sexual assault charges and endangering a child's welfare.

He was also convicted of using a computer to lure an underage student for sex. That requires him to register as a sex offender.