Jury begins deliberations in New Hampshire prep school rape trial

A sign marks the entrance to St. Paul's School in Concord

By Ted Siefer CONCORD, N.H. (Reuters) – The jury in the rape trial of a former student at an elite New Hampshire boarding school began deliberations on Thursday after hearing closing arguments focusing on whether he forced a 15-year-old classmate to have sex or whether she accused him to save her reputation. A county prosecutor said defendant Owen Labrie, 19, told a friend had he had used “every trick in the book” to get the victim to have sex with him. “You only need tricks if someone says no,” Assistant Merrimack County Attorney Joseph Cherniske told the jury of 11 men and three women, including two alternates.

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