UPDATE: The state asserts that Owen Labrie, who was convicted of sexual assault, endangering the welfare of a child, and certain use of computer prohibited, against a 15-year-old girl at St. Paul’s School, has violated a condition of his release by failing to comply with his curfew, travelling outside the parameters of his curfew at least eight times. Manchester Attorney Jaye Rancourt is handling Labrie’s appeal. “We’re waiting for more specific allegations from the state. We’d like to file our response in a couple of days,” Rancourt said.
Carole Alfano, Public Information Officer, NH Judicial Branch News Release: Good afternoon, I am attaching the Expedited Motion to Revoke Bail filed by the State today (3/14) in State v. Owen Labrie (#217-2014-CR-0617).
No date/time has been set for a motion hearing at Merrimack County Superior Court in Concord. This office will keep you posted and provide the information when it becomes available.
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
MERRIMACK, S.S. SUPERIOR COURT
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE V.
Docket No. 14-CR-617
STATE’S EXPEDITED MOTION TO REVOKE BAIL
NOW COMES the State of New Hampshire, by and through the Office of the Merrimack County Attorney, and respectfully requests this Honorable Court schedule an expedited hearing to review the issue of bail and conditions of release in the above-noted matters. In support thereof, the State says the following:
- The Defendant has been convicted of Sexual Assault, Endangering the Welfare of Chi ld, and Certain Use of Computer Prohibited.
- Pending appeal of his convictions, the Defendant is released on bail set at $15,000. PR bail and additional conditions of release. Specifically, the Defendant’s release includes a condition that he shall live at hi s mother’s residence in Tunbridge, Vermont and compl y with a curfew from 5:00 pm to 8:00 am, subject to verification by phone or in person.
- On or about the 29th day of February, 2016, a series of Twitter messages were posted to the Internet regarding a conversation between the defendant and a journalist that occurred on a train in Cambridge, Mass. that same day. These postings prompted an investigation into the defendant’s travels.
- Upon information and belief, the State asserts that the Defendant has violated a condition of his release by failing to comply with his curfew, travelling outside the parameters of his curfew at least eight times.
- The State further asserts that under these circumstances, there is clear and convincing evidence that the defendant has violated the above-noted condition of his release, and that he is unlikely to abide by any condition or combination of conditions of release.
WHEREFORE, the State respectfully requests that this Honorable Court:
- Schedule an EXPEDITED hearing on the matter; and
- Upon hearing, issue an order of revocation and detention of the Defendant pend ing appeal of his convictions in the above-entitled matters; and
- Grant any and all such further relief as may be deemed just and
Catherine J. Ruffle
Deputy Merrimack County Attorney
CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE
I hereby ce1tify that a copy of this moti on has been forwarded this date to Jaye Rancourt, Esquire, counsel for the Defendant, 85 Brook Street, Manchester, NH 03104.