Ex-student in webcam spy case to be sentenced

Published 9:32 am Monday, May 21, 2012

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — A judge is set to announce whether a former Rutgers student will go to prison for using a webcam to see his roommate kissing another man.

Dharun Ravi could get up to 10 years for each of two second-degree bias intimidation charges in a case that became renowned because his roommate, Tyler Clementi, committed suicide days after the spying.

Dozens of journalists and a handful of advocates lined up early Monday morning before the sentencing.

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Prosecutors say the 20-year-old Ravi should get a serious sentence, but less than 10 years.

Ravi’s supporters say he does not deserve prison and that the jury was wrong to convict him of a hate crime.