Tyler Clementi’s Webcam Spying Roommate Convicted of Hate Crime

The former Rutgers student faces a maximum of ten years in prison.

By Julianne Hing Mar 16, 2012

Dharun Ravi, a former Rutgers student who was accused of spying on and intimidating Tyler Clementi, his gay roommate who later committed suicide, faces a maximum of ten years in prison after jurors found him guilty on charges of invasion of privacy this morning. It was a mixed verdict. From [CNN](http://www.cnn.com/2012/03/16/justice/new-jersey-rutgers-trial/?hpt=hp_t1): > The most serious charges in the Rutgers case centered on whether Ravi’s actions had constituted bias intimidation, meaning that he was motivated to inspire fear in the Ridgewood, New Jersey, native because of his sexual orientation. Those charges carry jail time of up to 10 years and possible deportation back to his native India. > > Prosecutors have said that Ravi tried to embarrass Clementi because he was gay.