Documents: Lawyer said 2nd student also had underage sex

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Posted: May 10, 2016 5:15 PM

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Court documents show an attorney for a New Hampshire prep school graduate convicted of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old freshman tried to introduce evidence his roommate — the son of Gov. Maggie Hassan's former legal counsel — also was having sex with an underage student, but wasn't prosecuted.

In a transcript of a bench conference recently made public by the state Supreme Court, Owen Labrie's trial attorney, J.W. Carney, said in August that Labrie's former St. Paul's School roommate was having sex with a 15-year-old classmate, and that his mother, Lucy Hodden, is on the school's board of trustees.

The roommate, Andrew Thomson, hasn't been charged with a crime.

Lawyers for Hodden Tuesday denied her son engaged in sexual misconduct.

Hodden stepped down as Hassan's legal counsel early last year.