September 29th, 2010
10:56 PM ET

Student's apparent suicide linked to webcast of sexual encounter

A Rutgers University student who apparently committed suicide was the unknowing target of an internet broadcast showing him in a sexual encounter, New Jersey authorities said Wednesday.

Two other Rutgers students have been charged with invasion of privacy after they allegedly placed a camera in 18-year-old Tyler Clementi's dorm room without his knowledge and then broadcast lementi's sexual enounter, according to the Middlesex County prosecutor's office.

"If the charges are true, these actions gravely violate the university's standards of decency and humanity," Rutgers President Richard L. McCormick said in a statement Wednesday.


soundoff (31 Responses)
  1. toad

    what is wrong with our youth?

    September 29, 2010 at 11:46 pm | Report abuse |
  2. tomcat

    The internet

    September 30, 2010 at 12:08 am | Report abuse |
  3. Mogwi


    September 30, 2010 at 12:19 am | Report abuse |
  4. tomcat

    Parents that dont involve themselves in their kids lives and give into anything they want

    September 30, 2010 at 12:43 am | Report abuse |
  5. Jimmy

    So young so sad

    September 30, 2010 at 12:48 am | Report abuse |
  6. Allison

    tomcat>how is it their parents fault??? These are college students they should know better..Blame them not the parents. They did it,they're old enough to take responsibility for their actions!!

    September 30, 2010 at 1:25 am | Report abuse |
  7. suesk1

    what the hell is wrong with people today...can't people just leave others alone and be more concern with their own lives....what a shame and waste....poor young man dead of a senseless act...

    September 30, 2010 at 1:52 am | Report abuse |
  8. ang

    I believe they have so many things going on in college,but once in a while they need to be reminded of values they got at home, even though they r adults, but still young.

    September 30, 2010 at 2:06 am | Report abuse |
  9. tomcat

    Allison parental involment starts at birth and continues till the parent dies. It also is a direct coralation as to what kind of person one will become.

    September 30, 2010 at 2:06 am | Report abuse |
  10. tomcat

    word Ang

    September 30, 2010 at 2:09 am | Report abuse |
  11. tomcat

    Wow all involved are 18 how much have the two suspects learned in the lengthy time they have spent on Earth other than to show hatred toward their fellow man. I am sure they have made Mom and Dad proud

    September 30, 2010 at 2:34 am | Report abuse |
    • termlimits

      Hoped they learned not to pick up the soap!

      September 30, 2010 at 3:37 am | Report abuse |
  12. Society recession

    Society Recession

    September 30, 2010 at 3:00 am | Report abuse |
  13. tomcat

    so termlimits is this a hate crime?

    September 30, 2010 at 4:07 am | Report abuse |
  14. tomcat

    It seems like one to me. Anyone else? The charges the two suspects are facing are miniscule. They had no right to put this young man through what they did. Was it a prank or a deliberate act of manipulating him?

    September 30, 2010 at 4:50 am | Report abuse |
  15. Joe

    I wouldn't had killed myself over it. I would had sued the hell out of them for everything they got, their family got, their relatives and eveybody else they knew.

    September 30, 2010 at 6:19 am | Report abuse |
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