Friday, August 21, 2015

New Hampshire Prep School ‘Senior Salute’ Case: Was it Rape or Consensual Sex that Turned into 5-Day-Later “Regret”, Text Messages Between the Accuser and the Accused Suggest “Regret”, Not Rape!

August 21, 2015 CBS This Morning Discussion

Has anyone been following the St. Paul Prep School Rape Case also known as the ‘Senior Salute’ Case, I have. 

This is not just a he-said, she-said case with no evidence. 

Why? Because of the text messages that were sent between the accuser and the accused, both before the “rape” and after the “rape”. The text messages following the sexual encounter show no distress, trauma or claim of assault in fact…..they are just the opposite. 

The accuser reported a rape 5 days after the encounter and she originally claimed the encounter was consensual. Only after other students were talking about the sexual encounter did it turn into a “rape”. 

Is she a victim? Or did she change her story about the encounter especially when other students knew about it and regret or self-loathing set in? 

Is he a perpetrator, a rapist? Or did he and a female student have a sexual encounter that was 100% consensual when it was occuring? 

Will he go to prison and become a Registered Sex Offender? 

We’ll have to wait to find out but I know this…….. there will be no “winners” in the end, everyone loses in these situations. 

Mary Devoy

Boarding School Sex Scandal: When Bro Culture Becomes Rape Culture, August 18, 2015
Was the tradition of the ‘Senior Salute’ at St. Paul’s, a top New Hampshire private school, an innocent sexual game, or did it have a much darker side?
By Lizzie Crocker

Did the frenzied hook-up culture of a top private school lead to a 15-year-old female student being raped? 

Owen Labrie, a 19-year-old former student of St. Paul’s School in Concord, New Hampshire, has denied sexually assaulting the female student in May 2014. 

The trial began on Monday, with prosecutors expected to call current and former students to testify about the sexual culture at St. Paul’s School.