In this video made for Stop Sexual Assault in Schools, Alex and Susan Prout discuss how their lives were also devastated by their daughter Chessy's rape at the prestigious St. Paul's School and the subsequent trial that attracted national and international attention. Here they offer heartfelt advice for private school parents and families.
In May 2014, while a freshman at the prestigious prep school, St. Paul’s in Concord, NH, Chessy Prout was sexually assaulted. After shedding her anonymity in 2016, Chessy is now sharing her story and hoping to help empower sexual assault survivors. Watch this interview with People Magazine to hear more.
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The victim of sexual assault at the prestigious St. Paul’s School when she was only 15, Chessy Prout is now the author of “I Have the Right To,” a new memoir about her assault, trial, and subsequent activism. She tells TODAY’s Hoda Kotb: “I wanted to reclaim my name, reclaim my story. It's very difficult for a survivor to come forward like this.