Former Rutgers student convicted in webcam case

    A 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.

    Twenty-year-old Dharun Ravi could face 10 years in prison when he’s sentenced. He shook his head slightly after the verdicts were read.

    A jury found that he used a webcam to spy on roommate Tyler Clementi and that he did it — and told others about it — because of a bias against gays.

     

    Clementi jumped to his death from New York’s George Washington Bridge days after the spying in September 2010.

    The Star-Ledger has the full breakdown of which counts Ravi has been convicted and acquitted of.

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