Defendant describes tradition of rape at prominent New Hampshire prep school

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CONCORD, NH – The trial of a recent graduate of a prominent New Hampshire prep school is revealing what may be a tradition of rape.

Police say Owen Labrie assaulted a 15-year-old girl on the roof of a building at St. Paul’s School in Concord as part of what he told police was the “Senior Salute.”

Apparently there’s a tradition for senior boys to take the virginity of as many younger girls as they can before graduating. He told police the guys even kept a running tally.

Police say Labrie told them he was trying to be number one. He denies having full-out sex with the girl, though. He claims she wanted to go all the way, but that a moment of what he called “divine inspiration” stopped him.

The school has many prominent alumni including Secretary of State John Kerry, Rhode Island senator Sheldon Whitehouse, former FBI director Robert Mueller, World Series of Poker champ Annie Duke, actress Catherine Oxenberg, and Texas state senator Van Taylor of Plano.

School officials promise to put a stop to the senior salute. After all, a prep school shouldn’t be a place for guys to prep for rape.

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