Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Ravi was convicted on bias intimidation and invasion of privacy charges for his role in a series of webcam spying incidents that targeted his gay roommate, Ridgewood's Tyler Clementi
The man convicted of spying on his gay Rutgers roommate was released early from his 30-day jail sentence Tuesday, according to published reports. Dharun Ravi, 20, of Plainsboro, was convicted in March on 15 counts related to a series of webcam spying incidents where he publicized his roommate Tyler Clementi, of Ridgewood, engaged in romance with another man. After serving 20 days in the Middlesex County Jail, he was released Tuesday for "good behavior," according to a report on Northjersey.com. According to CBS 2 News, he also received good news when federal immigration authorities said they would not be deporting Ravi to his native India, where he remains a citizen. Clementi jumped off the George Washington Bridge days after Ravi …
Monday, May 21, 2012
Judge sentences former Rutgers student to 30 days, and a $10,000 fine.
Monday, May 21, 2012
Dharun Ravi was sentenced to 30 days in the Middlesex County Adult Correction Center, 300 hours of community service, three years probation and a $10,000 fine by a Superior Court judge in New Brunswick on Monday. Ravi, 20, remained emotionless during the sentencing, his hand clasped to his mouth, while Superior Court Judge Glenn Berman explained the sentencing. The fine is to be paid to a state-sanctioned organization that assists victims of bias crimes, Berman said. Ravi must also attend counseling programs that address cyber bullying and alternative lifestyles, Berman said. Both Ravi's attorneys and the state plan to appeal the sentence, and have 10 days to do so. Earlier this month, the prosecution made a request for a maximum prison …
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Ravi was convicted of bias intimidation and invasion of privacy charges related to spying on Tyler Clementi
In an exclusive interview with The Newark Star-Ledger, Dharun Ravi publicly addressed his recent conviction and the tension that existed during the final days his Rutgers roommate Tyler Clementi was alive. Ravi, 20, of Plainsboro, was convicted on 15 counts related to a webcam spying incident of Clementi, who a jury found was targeted by Ravi because he was gay. Clementi jumped to his death from the George Washington Bridge shortly after discovering Ravi had spied on him and invited others to watch. The death of Clementi, of Ridgewood, became a rallying cry in the gay community to address bullying and the danger of technology. In the interview with columnist Mark Di Ionno, Ravi claimed – as his defense team did at trial – that he had no …
Friday, March 16, 2012
Dharun Ravi targeted roommate Tyler Clementi because he was gay, jury finds.
A Middlesex County jury found Dharun Ravi guilty Friday in the Rutgers webcam spying case that may have led to the suicide of Ridgewood native Tyler Clementi in fall of 2010. Ravi, 20, was convicted on the most serious charges of bias intimidation and invasion of privacy and faces a possible ten year prison sentence. He could also be deported to India after serving time in prison. The jury agreed with prosecutors that Ravi targeted Clementi, his 18-year-old roommate, because Clementi was gay. Ravi showed little emotion after hearing the jury determine his fate, ultimately convicting him on 24 of 35 charges contained in 15 counts. Clementi jumped to his death from the George Washington Bridge days after discovering Ravi attempted to view …