Sentencing scheduled in Tyler Clementi webcam case

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Sentencing for Dharan Ravi, the man convicted in the Tyler Clementi Rutgers University webcam case, is scheduled for May 21, 2012. Prosecutors in Middlesex County are requesting that Mr. Ravi get prison time, but not the maximum, which is ten years. Mr. Ravi who is Indian, but grew up in the United States, also faces possible deportation. Ravi’s defense lawyer has asked for the minimum – probation, and is appealing the verdict. 

A jury convicted Mr. Ravi of a hate crime and invasion of privacy for spying on Tyler Clementi and another man with a webcam, and then attempting to spy again two days later. Tyler Clementi jumped off the George Washington Bridge days later when he learned that his encounter with an older man had been exposed by a computer-mounted camera in his dorm room and viewed by others. Ravi was not convicted of Clementi’s death but of invasion of privacy and hate crimes.

Prosecutor McClure, has asked for “a period of imprisonment,” and said that Ravi” has failed to accept any degree of responsibility for the numerous criminal acts he committed, and shows no remorse for the same, despite significant evidence pointing directly at him.” McClure went on to say that Ravi “carried out planned, malicious and continued criminal conduct over a period of several days.”

 

 

Sentencing for Dharan Ravi, the man convicted in the Tyler Clementi Rutgers University webcam case, is scheduled for May 21, 2012. Prosecutors in Middlesex County are requesting that Mr. Ravi get prison time, but not the maximum, which is ten years. Mr. Ravi who is Indian, but grew up in the United States, also faces possible deportation. Ravi’s defense lawyer has asked for the minimum – probation, and is appealing the verdict.