Defense cross-examines student who says senior raped her

St. Paul's Academy prep school in New Hampshiire (Photo courtesy NECN)


CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A lawyer for a recent graduate of an elite New Hampshire prep school accused of rape has begun cross-examining the accuser, asking whether she told her close friend in graphic details which sex acts she was prepared to engage in.

Former St. Paul's student Owen Labrie waits for the second day of his trial to begin at Merrimack County Superior Court in Concord, N.H., Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015. Labrie is accused of raping a 15-year-old freshman as part of the "Senior Salute," a practice of sexual conquest at the prestigious St. Paul's School in Concord.   (Geoff Forester/The Concord Monitor via AP, Pool)
Former St. Paul’s student Owen Labrie waits for the second day of his trial to begin at Merrimack County Superior Court in Concord, N.H., Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015. Labrie is accused of raping a 15-year-old freshman as part of the “Senior Salute,” a practice of sexual conquest at the prestigious St. Paul’s School in Concord. (Geoff Forester/The Concord Monitor via AP, Pool)

Nineteen-year-old Owen Labrie, of Tunbridge, Vermont, is charged with raping the then-15-year-old freshman at St. Paul’s School two days before he graduated last year.

The girl responded Wednesday that she had no recollection of saying that.

Defense attorney J.W. Carney had been reading from a Concord police affidavit detailing the friend’s interview.

Labrie is accused of participating in a practice at the school known as Senior Salute, when seniors attempt to romance or have intercourse with underclassmen. She testified earlier she was prepared for kissing at most.

He denies they had intercourse.

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