Ex-Rutgers Student Reports for Jail in Webcam Case

In March, a jury found Dharun Ravi guilty of 15 criminal charges, including invasion of privacy and bias intimidation

By Samantha Henry
|  Thursday, May 31, 2012  |  Updated 1:21 PM EDT
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In court Wednesday, a judge asks convicted ex-Rutgers student Dharun Ravi if he understands the circumstances surrounding his agreement to report to jail to serve a 30-day sentence after being convicted of bias intimidation and spying, and whether it is his decision to give up his right to remain free pending appeal. To both questions, Ravi says yes.

In court Wednesday, a judge asks convicted ex-Rutgers student Dharun Ravi if he understands the circumstances surrounding his agreement to report to jail to serve a 30-day sentence after being convicted of bias intimidation and spying, and whether it is his decision to give up his right to remain free pending appeal. To both questions, Ravi says yes.

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Ravi Gets 30 Days in Rutgers Spy Case

Dharun Ravi, the former Rutgers student convicted of using a webcam to spy on his roommate's encounter with another man, has been sentenced to 30 days in jail and three years of probation. Brian Thompson reports.
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A former Rutgers University student convicted of using a webcam to spy on his gay roommate has been driven by New Jersey sheriff's officers to jail.

Twenty-year-old Dharun Ravi arrived at the sheriff's department in New Brunswick, N.J., just after 12:30 p.m. to be fingerprinted and photographed.

Shortly after, he was driven to the county jail to serve a 30-day term.

He was dressed in a T-shirt, khakis and canvas sneakers. His father and two attorneys hugged him before leaving the sheriff's department.

Ravi's roommate, Tyler Clementi, committed suicide in September 2010, days after Ravi used a webcam to see him kissing another man.

He could have remained free while prosecutors appeal his sentence, but agreed Wednesday to serve his jail sentence now.

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