BREAKING: Ravi found guilty of bias-related cyberspying on now-dead gay roomie Tyler Clementi at Rutgers

Good.  From NJ.com:

Former Rutgers University student Dharun Ravi was found guilty today on most counts in connection with using a webcam to spy on his roommate’s liaison with another man, in a high profile case that sparked awareness of cyber-bullying and harassment of gay teenagers.

Ravi, 20, was found guilty of bias, invasion of privacy, hindering apprehension and witness tampering for spying on his former Rutgers roommate, Tyler Clementi, an 18-year-old freshman, with the jury concluding that he targeted Clementi, because of his sexual orientation.

The bias intimidation counts carried the highest possibility of jail time, and Ravi now faces the possibility of deportation to his native India.

Good. Kick him out. Here’s more:

Although Ravi was found guilty of all four bias intimidation counts, he was not convicted of all the charges within each count.

One witness testified that Ravi was “uncomfortable” having a gay roommate. Another read a text message in which Ravi explained his computer would “keep the gays away.”

More background on the case here.

The sentencing is set for May 21.


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