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Ex-Rutgers student convicted of hate crime, invasion of privacy in webcam spying case
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) ' A former Rutgers University student accused of using a webcam to spy on his gay roommate's love life has been convicted of bias intimidation and invasion of privacy in a case that exploded into the headlines when the victim of the snooping committed suicide.
Twenty-year-old Dharun Ravi (dah-ROON' RAH'-vee) could face 10 years in prison when he's sentenced. He shook his head slightly after the verdicts were read.
A jury found that he used a webcam to spy on roommate Tyler Clementi and that he did it ' and told others about it ' because of a bias against gays.
Clementi jumped to his death from New York's George Washington Bridge days after the spying in September 2010.