This time tomorrow (10PM EST), Tamil youth Dharun Ravi will either be celebrating as a free man or have been hauled off to prison to serve time for his actions.
On March 16, 2012, a New Jersey jury found 20-year-old Dharun guilty of bias, invasion of privacy, hindering apprehension and witness tampering for spying on his gay roommate Tyler Clementi.
While a freshman at Rutger’s University, Dharun used a webcam to spy on his gay roommate Clementi’s sexual encounters with another man and publicized it via social media tools like Twitter.
Clementi committed suicide a few days later in September 2010 by jumping off the George Washington Bridge. Dharun was not charged in Clementi’s death.
The case attracted national attention with politicians and gay and anti-bullying activists jumping in with their comments.
Prison Term Likely
Dharun will most likely be sentenced to prison.
As SearchIndia.com has said from the beginning anything less than a prison sentence will be seen as a slap on the wrist for Dharun’s actions.
The charges for which Dharun has been found guilty carry a 5-10 year prison term.
The prosecutors have been strongly arguing for a prison term and say an exception is not warranted in Dharun Ravi’s case.
Some Dharun Ravi Quotes
* Dude, I hate poor people.
* How can I convince my mom to let me go back Friday night and get drunk?[After Tyler Clementi killed himself and after Dharun left Rutger’s]
Dharun Ravi and his family hail from the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu and are residents of Plainsboro, New Jersey.
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