Rutgers Student Convicted In Spying Case Linked To Roommate’s Suicide

Dharun Ravi, the 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” in September, 2010, The Associated Press writes.

The 20-year-old “could face 10 years in prison when he’s sentenced,” the AP adds.

As Nancy Solomon of New Jersey Public Radio reported for Morning Edition:

“The case revolved around a series of tweets, texts and instant messages in which Dharun Ravi showed friends a webcam live stream of his roommate having an intimate encounter with another man. Two days later, he dared his Twitter followers to video chat him again to see a second liaison between Tyler Clementi and his date. Clementi saw the tweets, and the next day, committed suicide.”

For a very detailed look at “The Story Of A Suicide,” see this piece from The New Yorker.

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