Former Rutgers student sentenced to 30 days in webcam spy trial
May 21st, 2012
12:41 PM ET

Former Rutgers student sentenced to 30 days in webcam spy trial

A New Jersey judge on Monday sentenced Dharun Ravi to 30 days in jail for spying on and intimidating his gay Rutgers University roommate, Tyler Clementi, who then killed himself by jumping off New York's George Washington Bridge in September 2010.

Ravi will be on probation for three years. He must also complete 300 hours of community service and attend alternative lifestyle counseling.

The September 2010 death of Tyler Clementi, and Ravi's trial this year, thrust the issue of cyberbullying and prejudices against homosexuals into the national spotlight.

Ravi's sentencing hearing stretched to more than two hours Monday and was punctuated by emotional victim impact statements offered by Clementi's parents and brother.

"My son Tyler was a kind and gentle soul," Joe Clementi said of his son. "... Nobody other than Tyler understood how vulnerable he was, but the fact is that he was very vulnerable - and he was shaken by the cold, criminal actions of his roommate."

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  1. alicia

    when in the he.. do we take responsability for ourselves ? that young man is no more resonsible than you or I who dont even know him. That gos to show you when your skin is a different color theres no justice for you. When you are white you are right even when YOU kill yourself. What happen when your mama sent you back out to defend your self? And when that did'nt do she sent your sister or and your brother out to help you.

    May 23, 2012 at 5:20 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. robert

    'He's a sociopath. Just what the financial industry needs. He should go very far in this society

    May 24, 2012 at 6:47 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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