Guilty verdict in Rutgers webcam spying case
Dharun Ravi listens in court on Friday.
March 16th, 2012
12:06 PM ET

Guilty verdict in Rutgers webcam spying case

[Updated at 8:01 p.m. ET] A former Rutgers University student accused of spying on and intimidating his gay roommate by use of a hidden webcam was found guilty Friday of all counts - including invasion of privacy and the more severe charges of bias intimidation - in a case that thrust cyberbullying into the national spotlight.

Dharun Ravi, 20, was also found guilty of witness tampering, hindering apprehension and tampering with physical evidence, and could now face up to 10 years in jail and deportation to his native India.

Sentencing has been set for May 21.

The New Jersey jury was confronted with a series of questions on each charge after it asked for clarification on what constituted bias intimidation. Though it found Ravi not guilty on several questions within the verdict sheet, because he was found guilty on at least one question on each main count, Ravi was convicted on all charges and could now face the maximum penalty.

[Posted at 11:30 a.m. ET] A verdict has been reached in the trial of a former Rutgers University student accused of spying on and intimidating his gay roommate by use of a hidden webcam.

If convicted, Dharun Ravi could face up to 10 years in prison and deportation back to his native India.

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  1. **cosmicVox *

    @ JIF

    March 17, 2012 at 7:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joey Isotta-Fraschini©™

      Cosa?
      "@ JIF" what?
      Did you mean that your previous post was for me?
      "Or are you just glad to see me?"
      Hello?
      Hello.

      March 18, 2012 at 2:25 am | Report abuse |
  2. **cosmicVox *

    Howdy JIF, Yes, you said Don't Offend the Queen, and I said Or she might off herself! It's hard to know what to say these days without offending someone. MADNESS. Good Manners just needs to make a comeback. Treat people as we would like to be treated. Good nite 😉

    March 18, 2012 at 4:31 am | Report abuse |
  3. **cosmicVox *

    And yes, I am glad to see you! 🙂

    March 18, 2012 at 8:25 pm | Report abuse |
  4. ma & pa

    Ravi did a sickening nasty offense against another human being and got caught. Time for him to pay the piper.

    March 19, 2012 at 1:26 am | Report abuse |
  5. Bill

    Sandusky is having a sleepover tonight

    March 19, 2012 at 7:31 am | Report abuse |
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