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20:43 | 25th September 2017

News: World

Mon 23 May, 2011
By Newsdesk


He's also been indicted on numerous other charges, including invasion of privacy

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Former roommate of Tyler Clementi pleas not guilty

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A not guilty plea has been entered for the roommate of a Rutgers University student who killed himself after prosecutors said he was spied on with a webcam during an intimate encounter with a man.

Nineteen-year-old Dharun Ravi of Plainsboro was formally notified of the 15 charges he faces in court Monday.
Lawyer Steve Altman entered a not guilty plea for him. Ravi did not speak.



The most serious is bias intimidation, which alleges that Ravi acted because his roommate, Tyler Clementi, was gay. Ravi could get up to 10 years in prison if he's convicted on that charge.

He's also been indicted on numerous other charges, including invasion of privacy.

Clementi killed himself days after the September webcam incident, sparking a national conversation about bullying endured by young gays.

Source: AP

 

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