Prosecutors to Appeal Sentence in Webcam Case

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) -- Prosecutors say they will appeal the 30-day jail sentence given Monday to a former Rutgers University student who used a webcam to spy on his roommate kissing another man.
Prosecutor Bruce Kaplan said the sentence is too short.
Twenty-year-old Dharun Ravi could have gotten 10 years behind bars for anti-gay intimidation, invasion of privacy and other crimes.
The case captured headlines across the country in September 2010 when the roommate, Tyler Clementi, committed suicide days after the spying.
Ravi's lawyers are also likely to appeal the conviction, which they say was in error.


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  • by Anonymous on May 22, 2012 at 03:28 AM
    If Dharun did this to a straight guy, no one would’ve even blinked or even cared. But he did it to a messed-up gay guy who couldn’t handle life, so we have to turn the world over, and have a court case, and cry bullying, and have tons of media coverage, because gay people deserve to be treated oh-so-specially. People, let’s face it… gays are the new elite. Don’t make one mad, because if the unstable gay can’t handle a joke and commits suicide, you could get put in jail. Again… if Dharun did this to a straight guy, no one would’ve even blinked or even cared.
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      by Bob on May 22, 2012 at 06:28 AM in reply to
      If he thought his roommate was straight, he wouldn't have installed the cam in the first place.
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