Ex-Rutgers student in webcam spy case set for jail

    A former Rutgers student convicted of using a webcam to spy on his gay roommate is due in court to tell a New Jersey judge he’s ready to serve his 30-day jail term.

    Dharun Ravi on Tuesday apologized and said he would begin his jail term on Thursday. He was convicted in March of bias intimidation, invasion of privacy and other charges.

    He could have waited until a prosecutor’s appeal was resolved.


    He was due in court Wednesday morning for a hearing to waive his right not to be punished twice for the same crime — in case he ends up getting a harsher sentence.

    The 20-year-old’s roommate Tyler Clementi committed suicide in September 2010 days after Ravi used a webcam to see him kissing another man.

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