Deportation, 10 years in jail possible for convicted ex-Rutgers student
Dharun Ravi was found guilty of all charges during his March trial. His sentencing is scheduled for Monday
May 21st, 2012
08:17 AM ET

Deportation, 10 years in jail possible for convicted ex-Rutgers student

By the CNN Wire Staff

(CNN) –Dharun Ravi could face 10 years in prison and be deported to his native India when he is sentenced Monday for spying on and intimidating his gay Rutgers University roommate, who then killed himself by jumping off New York's George Washington Bridge.

The September 2010 death of Tyler Clementi, and Ravi's trial this year, thrust the issue of cyberbullying and prejudices against homosexuals into the national spotlight.

Clementi, an 18-year-old freshman, plunged to his death in the Hudson River after learning that Ravi had secretly spied via a webcam as Clementi kissed another man.

In the months that followed, President Barack Obama released a videotaped message condemning bullying, while New Jersey legislators enacted stricter laws to protect against it in schools.

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  1. Watson

    We need to deport this punk back to India. USA is a relatively civilized country and such medieval acts are not tolerated here.

    May 22, 2012 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  2. EC

    Follow the money. How many boxes of cash were applied to NJ politicians to force this judge to a slap on the wrist sentence? Letters from Christie and Obama? The jury found this guy guilty, the judges WORDS said he is guilty, but whatever was done behind closed doors and under the table , cash , I am sure, put the final insult on this case, 30 days, I have seen longer time for jaywalking! New Jersey politics at it's finest.

    May 21, 2012 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |