Owen Labrie’s Bail Revoked After Run-In with Journalist on the T
A judge in Merrimack County Superior Court revoked Owen Labrie’s bail after it was determined he missed curfew. He was taken into custody Friday afternoon.
Labrie, who was found guilty of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old student while attending St. Paul’s School in New Hampshire, admitted to violating the terms of his $15,000 bail agreement while waiting to appeal his one-year sentence. Labrie’s lawyer said he “tried, admittedly, to fly under the radar on three occasions,” while the prosecutor placed the number at eight.
While the defense said he had good reasons for breaking his curfew, Labrie said he was sorry.
The state’s push to revoke Labrie’s bail began after occasional Boston magazine contributor Susan Zalkind, who had covered his trial, spotted him on the Red Line in Cambridge, en route to visit his girlfriend of three years at Harvard. Zalkind relayed the encounter in a series of tweets, and later published a story for VICE. Her tweets began around 2.30 p.m. on February 29, suggesting a violation of Labrie’s curfew.