Jury to Get Case in Rutgers Webcam Spying Trial
Jurors will begin deliberations Wednesday in the case of a former Rutgers University student accused of using a webcam to spy on his roommate’s intimate encounter with another man.
There’s no dispute that Dharun Ravi saw a brief moment of a video stream showing his roommate, Tyler Clementi, and another man during a private encounter.
It will be up to a jury to determine whether that, and his other actions, constitute the 15 crimes with which Ravi is charged. The most serious charge is bias intimidation, a hate crime punishable by up to 10 years in prison.
Clementi committed suicide by jumping off the George Washington Bridge days after the alleged spying in September 2010.
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