As the jury deliberates in the case of Owen Labrie, 19, charged with raping another student, now 16, at St. Paul’s prep school last year, a statement was just released in the accuser’s support. I received the email via another organization called Jane Doe Inc.

Many of you may be covering if not only following the trial of Owen Labrie, a student at St. Paul’s school charged with sexually assaulting a freshman student. The jury is deliberating now and the New Hampshire Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence is prepared to respond to the media when a verdict is reached. I’m sharing the statement I made at a press conference earlier this week in case it is of interest to any of you. Thank you for keeping this brave young victim in your thoughts.

Lyn Schollett
Executive Director
New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence
P.O. Box 353
Concord, NH 03302-0353
www.nhcadsv.org

Here is the statement Schollett refers to above:

Statement at Labrie Trial Press Conference

This New York Magazine article summarizes the witnesses in the trial.

This is a tough case for prosecutors–basically it comes down to the credibility of the accuser and the accused. But it’s not insurmountable for the prosecution.

In tonight’s video, part of the discussion will involve sexual assault on campuses but from a different angle.