(NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J.) — A verdict has been reached in the case of accused Rutgers student Dharun Ravi, accused of spying on his college roommate Tyler Clementi with a webcam during a gay sexual encounter.
Ravi, 20, faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted of the most serious charges stemming from his alleged use of a webcam to peek at Clementi kissing another man on Sept. 19, 2010. Prosecutors have alleged that Ravi then encouraged friends and other students to activate the webcam during another date, on Sept. 21, 2010.
Ravi, a citizen of India who was raised in New Jersey, is charged with invasion of privacy, bias intimidation, witness tampering, and hindering arrest. He faces the possibility of deportation if convicted of a serious crime.
Clementi’s case gained national attention when he committed suicide by jumping off the George Washington Bridge on Sept. 22, 2010. Ravi is not charged in connection with Clementi’s death.
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