Ravi Found Guilty in Gay Spycam Case

Rutgers student may be deported to India in Tyler Clementi case
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 16, 2012 12:00 PM CDT
Dharun Ravi enters the courtroom during jury deliberations at the Middlesex County Courthouse, Thursday, March 15, 2012 in New Brunswick, NJ.   (AP Photo/John O'Boyle, Pool)
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(Newser) – A jury convicted ex-Rutgers student Dharun Ravi of hate crimes and other offenses today for using a webcam to record and distribute video that outed his roommate, Tyler Clementi, as gay. After three days of deliberations, the jury found Ravi guilty of bias intimidation and invasion of privacy for making the recording, and of tampering with evidence and witnesses for trying to delete Twitter and text messages in which he'd urged others to watch it, the New York Times reports.

Ravi looked down as the verdict was read, but otherwise showed no emotion. He could now face jail time or deportation to his native India, the New Jersey Star-Ledger reports. Ravi's parents brought him to the US when he was very young, and were in court today to hear the verdict. Sentencing is scheduled for May 21.

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