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(CONCORD, N.H.) — Since former New Hampshire prep school student Owen Labrie was convicted of sexually assaulting a classmate in August, he has been living at his mother’s home in Vermont, where he says he’s studying, responding to supporters’ letters and building a chapel on his father’s property.

Here’s what we’ve learned about Labrie’s new life from conversations he’s had with ABC News since he was sentenced in October:

The Chapel

Labrie says he’s building a chapel on his father’s property in Vermont.

In a photo provided to ABC News, Labrie, 20, is seen sitting on the framework that he built.

His Studies

The St. Paul’s School graduate has been continuing his education by taking courses at home, he told ABC News.

Letters to Supporters

Labrie said he also spends his time responding to letters from supporters.

Labrie said he’d received letters from hate mail to cheerful support.

The Case

Labrie was found guilty in August of a felony charge of using a computer to lure an underage girl into a sexual encounter, as well as three misdemeanor sexual assault charges and one misdemeanor charge of child endangerment.

During the trial last year, Labrie was accused of raping a 15-year-old female student at New Hampshire’s elite St. Paul’s School in 2014.

Labrie was sentenced to a year in jail for those charges but a judge has suspended the sentence while Labrie appeals the decision.

Free on bail, Labrie has been ordered by the court to remain under curfew at the Tunbridge, Vermont, home of his mother between 5 p.m. and 8 a.m.

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