Rutgers student who used webcam to spy on roommate's homosexual encounter convicted of hate crime

POSTED: Friday, March 16, 2012 - 4:15pm

UPDATED: Friday, March 16, 2012 - 4:19pm

A jury has convicted a former Rutgers University student of bias intimidation and invasion privacy in the connection with death of his gay roommate.

Dharun Ravi, 20, was also convicted of a number of other charges, including tampering with evidence and witnesses.

Ravi's roommate, Tyler Clementi, 18,  jumped from the George Washington Bridge in September 2010, three days after Ravi set up a webcam in their dorm room.

Lawyers said Ravi went to a friend's room and watched Clementi kissing a man, then sent text and Twitter messages telling others to watch.

He faces a maximum of up to 10 years in jail and deportation to his native India.

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