Former Rutgers Student Convicted in Webcam Case
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) - A former Rutgers University student accused of using a webcam to spy on his gay roommate's love life has been convicted of bias intimidation and invasion of privacy in a case that exploded into the headlines when the victim of the snooping committed suicide.
Dharun Ravi (dah-ROON' RAH'-vee) shook his head slightly after the verdicts were read. The 20-year-old could face several years in prison when he's sentenced in May, and he could be deported to his native India, even though he has lived legally in the U.S. since he was a little boy.
A jury found that he used a webcam to spy on roommate Tyler Clementi and that he did it - and told others about it - because of a bias against gays. The jury found Ravi not guilty on some subparts of some of the charges, but guilty of all 15 counts as a whole.
Clementi jumped to his death from New York's George Washington Bridge days after the spying in September 2010.
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