Sex Crimes

Prep school grad accused of rape told police 'divine inspiration' stopped him from having sex

  • Owen Labrie listens to testimony in Merrimack County Superior Court Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, in Concord, N.H. Labrie is charged with raping a 15-year-old freshman as part of the "Senior Salute," a practice of sexual conquest at the prestigious St. Paul's School in Concord. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, Pool)

    Owen Labrie listens to testimony in Merrimack County Superior Court Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, in Concord, N.H. Labrie is charged with raping a 15-year-old freshman as part of the "Senior Salute," a practice of sexual conquest at the prestigious St. Paul's School in Concord. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, Pool)  (The Associated Press)

  • Owen Labrie listens to testimony during his rape trial, in Merrimack County Superior Court Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, in Concord, N.H. Labrie is charged with raping a 15-year-old freshman as part of the "Senior Salute," a practice of sexual conquest at the prestigious St. Paul's School in Concord. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, Pool)

    Owen Labrie listens to testimony during his rape trial, in Merrimack County Superior Court Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, in Concord, N.H. Labrie is charged with raping a 15-year-old freshman as part of the "Senior Salute," a practice of sexual conquest at the prestigious St. Paul's School in Concord. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, Pool)  (The Associated Press)

  • Concord police Detective Julie Curtin testifies about her interview with St. Paul's School student Owen Labrie in Merrimack County Superior Court Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, in Concord, N.H.  Labrie is charged with raping a 15-year-old freshman in 2014 as part of the "Senior Salute," a practice of sexual conquest at the prestigious St. Paul's School in Concord. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, Pool)

    Concord police Detective Julie Curtin testifies about her interview with St. Paul's School student Owen Labrie in Merrimack County Superior Court Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, in Concord, N.H. Labrie is charged with raping a 15-year-old freshman in 2014 as part of the "Senior Salute," a practice of sexual conquest at the prestigious St. Paul's School in Concord. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, Pool)  (The Associated Press)

The attorney for a young man accused of raping a fellow student at an elite prep school in New Hampshire is questioning whether his client was fairly treated by police.

Concord Police Detective Julie Curtin testified Tuesday in the trial of 19-year-old Owen Labrie of Tunbridge, Vermont.

Labrie faces charges stemming from an encounter two days before he graduated from St. Paul's School last year.

As she says in an affidavit, Curtin testified that Labrie told her he had a playful encounter with the then-15-year-old girl but stopped short of having sex after a moment of "divine inspiration."

The Boston Globe reports (http://bit.ly/1LyaLDI) that Labrie's attorney, J.W. Carney, suggested police tried to catch Labrie off-guard by driving to Vermont to interview him and speaking to him without his parents present.