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Chessy Prout has stepped up as an advocate for sexual assault survivors after she was sexually assaulted while attending St. Paul’s School in Concord.

Another student, Owen Labrie, of Tunbridge, was convicted in 2015 of misdemeanor sexual assault and child endangerment, as well as using a computer to lure the girl for sex, a felony that requires him to register as a sex offender for life. A judge denied him a new trial in April. He was acquitted of rape.

In recent months, St. Paul’s School has announced that an independent investigation into sexual misconduct there found credible allegations against 13 former faculty and staff, along with evidence the school failed to either protect students at the time or fully investigate their complaints when asked 17 years ago.

The Attorney General has launched an investigation.