Mystery Man in Clementi Case Wants Jail for Ravi - NBC New York

Mystery Man in Clementi Case Wants Jail for Ravi

Former Rutgers University student Dharun Ravi was convicted of bias intimidation for using a webcam to spy on his gay roommate's sexual encounter with another man.



    Clementi Family: Trial Was Painful

    Saying how emotionally difficult it was to watch the trial of the former Rutgers student found guilty of spying on their son, Tyler Clementi's father, mother and brother pledged to continue to fight bias through the foundation they set up in his memory. They also thanked the judge, prosecutors and victims' advocates. (Published Monday, March 19, 2012)

    The man who had intimate encounters with Rutgers student Tyler Clementi wants the former student convicted in the webcam spying case to go to prison.

    The man, known only as M.B., will draft an impact statement that his lawyer plans to read when Dharun Ravi is sentenced on May 21.

    His lawyer, Richard Pompelio, tells The Record newspaper his client believes Ravi deserves to be sentenced to jail because that's what the law provides.

    Ravi faces up to 10 years behind bars after jurors convicted the 20-year-old of invasion of privacy and bias intimidation, a hate crime.

    Pompelio says his 32-year-old client doesn't hold any malice toward Ravi. But the lawyer believes his client has learned there was a degree of "meanness" in what happened.

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