Dharun Ravi found guilty on all counts in Tyler Clementi spying case

Dharun Ravi, a former Rutgers University student charged with bias intimidation, wipes his brow as he departs the courtroom inside of the Superior Court of New Jersey in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
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A former Rutgers University student who spied on the sexual tryst of his roommate who later committed suicide was found guilty on Friday of bias intimidation, a hate crime, in a case that put a national spotlight on gay bullying.

Dharun Ravi, 20, faces the possibility of 10 years in prison stemming from the case.

Ravi used a webcam to watch his roommate Tyler Clementi with another man in their dorm room on Sept 19, 2010. Clementi jumped off the George Washington Bridge three days later, after learning his roommate and others watched him through the computer-mounted camera.

To convict Ravi of bias intimidation, Judge Glenn Berman had told jurors they needed to decide if Ravi singled out Clementi because he was gay.

Ravi was also convicted of invasion of privacy and witness and evidence tampering.

The jury of seven women and five men deliberated 12 hours over three days.


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