Tyler Clementi Case: Dharun Ravi Found Guilty of Hate Crimes, Invasion of Privacy

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A New Brunswick, N.J., jury has found Dharun Ravi guilty of invasion of privacy and hate crimes stemming from the tragic suicide of Rutgers freshman Tyler Clementi.

Ravi, his roommate, also faces deportation to India.

Jurors also found Ravi guilty Friday of two charges of bias intimidation, tampering with physical evidence, tampering with a witness and hindering apprehension.

Ravi and Clementi

Ravi, 20, faced a 15-count indictment, and he sat emotionless as a judge read the jury's mixed verdict. As the verdict was read, Clementi's parents wept in court.

Ravi will be sentenced on May 21, and he can remain free until then, although starting March 30, he must check in with the court every two weeks until sentencing.

The now infamous case can be tracad back to September 20, 2010, Ravi set up a live webcam in their dorm room and filmed Clementi kissing another man.

Dharun Ravi later Tweeted about what he'd seen and invited others to watch Tyler Clementi with the man, whose name has never been revealed publicly.

Clementi, 18, jumped to his death off the George Washington Bridge two days later after leaving a note on Facebook that read, "Jumping off the gw bridge. Sorry."

Prosecutors say Ravi was motivated by a hatred of gays.

Molly Wei, another student who was with Ravi while spying on Clementi and whose laptop was used to watch the intimate encounter, was shown leniency.

For her participation in the events, she must perform 300 hours of community service, undergo counseling or training in cyberbullying and work full time.

Clementi's suicide became a national story and an issue that caused many to speak out for human rights, including Ellen DeGeneres and Lady Gaga.

It also helped inspire the widely-popular "It Gets Better" Campaign, aimed at ending teen bullying and preventing suicide among LGBT youth.

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