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The Latest: Defense says ex-senior's boasts were 'damning'

The latest on the trial of a former student at an elite prep school accused of raping a freshman as part of a tradition called Senior Salute (all times local): 4:35 p.m. A lawyer for a former prep school senior convicted of misdemeanor sex offenses says his client's boasts to friends that he had sex with a 15-year-old girl were the "most damning" evidence against him. Attorney J.W. Carney spoke Friday, hours after 19-year-old Owen Labrie was acquitted of felony rape charges but convicted of the lesser crimes. Carney says Labrie was convicted because he wasn't mature enough to tell the truth — that they didn't have sex. Carney says the sex convictions...

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