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Former prep school student Owen Labrie released from jail over good behavior in sex assault case

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The prep school student who was convicted of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old classmate was released from jail for good behavior.

Owen Labrie’s attorney confirmed to ABC News that he was released from Merrimack County’s jail Monday morning after nearly six months. He was serving the remaining 10 months of his sentence, The Associated Press reported.

“Owen is happy to be home with his family. He will be settling in and working on rebuilding his life,” his lawyers said in a statement to ABC News. “He’d like to thank the friends and family that have stood by him and supported him all these years.”

Labrie, who is now 23 years old, was a student at the prestigious St. Paul’s School in New Hampshire when he was accused of sexually assaulting a younger student.

The case raised questions about sex culture on campus in light of accusations that the alleged incident was part of a so-called “Senior Salute,” where seniors allegedly target younger students.

Labrie was acquitted of rape in the 2015 case but was found guilty of misdemeanor sexual assault charges and endangering a child’s welfare, the AP said.

Part of the charges included using a computer to lure an underage individual for sex, which required him to register as a sex offender, according to the AP.

In October 2015, Labrie was sentenced to 12 months in prison. A judge suspended that sentence and Labrie was freed on bail under curfew at the home of his mother in Tunbridge, Vermont, while Labrie appealed the decision. In March 2016, the court revoked his bail after prosecutors accused him of missing his court-ordered curfew several times.

Earlier this month, the New Hampshire Supreme Court denied Labrie’s appeal to have a new trial based on ineffective counsel.

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The Eiffel Empire

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In this creative composite from Noel Poage, photos of New York City’s iconic Empire State Building and Paris’ Eiffel Tower get the ‘tiny planet’ treatment.

The image was recently shared by Poage on reddit where he remarks that the ‘Paris to NYC’ shot from season 2 of The Marvellous Mrs. Maisel was an inspiration for the image.

If you are interested in prints, they are available through Pixiest.

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Banksy Crashes the Venice Biennale

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The Venice Biennale is recognized as one of the most prestigious art shows in the world. “For some reason I’ve never been invited,” Banksy laments, as he decided this year to set up his own stall anyway, at the famous Piazza San Marco.

“Venice in Oi” is an original work by Banksy that features Venice’s famous Gondolas dwarfed by a giant cruise ship. The painting spans over 9 framed canvasses and the video posted on Instagram (embedded below) includes a perfect cut to an actual cruise ship looming behind.

 

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Airbnb Is Offering an ‘Around the World in 80 Days’ Trip of a Lifetime

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Airbnb is offering an incredible ‘Around the World in 80 Days‘ trip of a lifetime to a very lucky select few. During the 12-week trip, travellers will circumnavigate the globe, visiting 18 countries on 6 continents.

Inspired by the famous French novel by Jules Verne, the journey starts on September 1st in London, England and ends on November 19th, 2019.

While the trip is not free, it’s great value for what you get and 100% of the proceeds will be going to the Malala Fund, which works to give every girl 12 years of free, safe, quality education.

There are now only 4 spots left, all of which will now be available for booking on:

Friday, June 28, 2019
10:00 AM Pacific Daylight Time
7:00 PM Central European Summer Time
1:00 AM China Standard Time (Saturday, June 29)

For more information click here.

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