Judge Revokes Bail for Owen Labrie
By Kathy McCabe
March 18, 2016
Owen Labrie was sent to jail Friday after a judge found he had violated the terms of his bail by missing curfew.
Labrie, who was free on bail as he appealed his conviction for sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl who was a fellow student at the elite St. Paul’s School, showed no emotion as he was led away in handcuffs to begin his one-year sentence.
“You made the decision,” Merrimack Superior Court Judge Larry Smukler told Labrie as he revoked his bail.
Prosecutors said Labrie had thumbed his nose at his bail conditions by traveling to Boston several times to visit his girlfriend at Harvard University.
Under his bail conditions, Labrie was supposed to be at his home in Vermont between 5 p.m. and 8 a.m. each night, but on some trips to Boston he left earlier and returned later.