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Former prep school student Owen Labrie sentenced to one year in jail for sexual assault

Owen Labrie, the graduate of an elite New Hampshire prep school, was sentenced on Thursday to a year in jail and three years probation for the sexual assault of a fellow student, The Associated Press reports. Labrie was convicted in August on five counts — one of which is a felony — relating to a sexual encounter he had in 2014 with an underage student at St. Paul's School in Concord.

The encounter, which Labrie maintained was consensual, exposed a school tradition called the "Senior Salute," in which upperclassmen aim to have sex with underclassmen. Labrie's lawyers plan to appeal the sentence.