St. Paul’s School says it has settled lawsuit filed by parents of Chessy Prout

Chessy Prout photographed September 9, 2016.
Chessy Prout. –Darron R. Silva for the Boston Globe, file

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire prep school says it has settled a lawsuit filed by the parents of a student who was sexually assaulted in 2014 during a game of sexual conquest.

Chessy Prout was a 15-year-old freshman when she accused Owen Labrie of sexually assaulting her. Her parents sued in 2016, arguing St. Paul’s School in Concord should’ve done more to protect her. A message was left for their attorney Friday.

The school denied it could’ve prevented the assault. In a letter, its board of trustees president called the settlement a “welcomed outcome.”

Labrie is appealing convictions of misdemeanor sexual assault, child endangerment and using a computer to lure the girl for sex.


The AP typically doesn’t identify victims of sexual assault unless they come forward publicly, as Prout has done.


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