Ex-student in Rutgers webcam spy case gets 30-day jail sentence

Dharun Ravi, the former Rutgers University student who used a webcam to spy on a roommate who later committed suicide, has been sentenced to 30 days in jail.

A judge gave 20-year-old Ravi a 30-day jail term and then probation on Monday after calling Ravi’s actions “cold, calculated and methodically conceived.”

Ravi was convicted in March of bias intimidation for using a webcam to stream a romantic encounter between his roommate, 18-year-old Tyler Clementi, and another man on the Internet. Clementi jumped to his death from the George Washington Bridge in September 2010 after learning of the webcam.

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