In breaking silence, St. Paul’s survivor reclaims her name
Two weeks ago, Chessy Prout’s name and face were relegated to the darkest corners of the Internet, where trolls reveled in outing — and trashing — a teenage sexual assault victim. They posted pictures of her and her home and her sisters.
But Google her today, and you’ll find story after story about a survivor’s bravery.
In coming forward publicly last month, Prout, who was 15 when she was assaulted by Owen Labrie on the campus of their elite Concord, N.H., prep school, didn’t so much reveal her identity as she reclaimed it, she said in an interview with the Globe.
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