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Dharun Ravi found guilty in webcam spying case

NEW YORK: Indian American student Dharun Ravi has been found guilty of the most serious charges for spying on his roommate, Tyler Clementi, having a gay sexual encounter in 2010, by a New Jers

Published: 16th March 2012 11:17 PM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 06:36 PM   |  A+A-

NEW YORK: Indian American student Dharun Ravi has been found guilty of the most serious charges for spying on his roommate, Tyler Clementi, having a gay sexual encounter in 2010, by a New Jersey jury.

Ravi, a former Rutgers University student, was convicted Friday of invasion of privacy, bias intimidation, witness tampering, and hindering arrest, stemming from his role in activating a webcam to peek at Clementi's date with a man on Sep 19, 2010, according to ABC News.

Ravi was also accused of encouraging others to spy during a second date, on Sep 21, 2010, and intimidating Clementi for being gay.

Ravi, who faces 10 years in prison and deportation to India, was found not guilty of some of the 15 counts of bias intimidation, attempted invasion of privacy, and attempted bias intimidation, but was found guilty of the majority of crimes.

Clementi's case gained national attention when he committed suicide by jumping off the George Washington Bridge days after the spying incident. Ravi is not charged in connection with Clementi's death.

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