Ex-Rutgers student reports for jail in webcam case

Thursday, May 31, 2012

A former Rutgers University student convicted of using a webcam to spy on his gay roommate has been driven by New Jersey sheriff's officers to jail.

Twenty-year-old Dharun Ravi arrived at the sheriff's department in New Brunswick, N.J., just after 12:30 p.m. to be fingerprinted and photographed.

Shortly after, he was driven to the county jail to serve a 30-day term.

He was dressed in a T-shirt, khakis and canvas sneakers. His father and two attorneys hugged him before leaving the sheriff's department.

Ravi's roommate, Tyler Clementi, committed suicide in September 2010, days after Ravi used a webcam to see him kissing another man.

He could have remained free while prosecutors appeal his sentence, but agreed Wednesday to serve his jail sentence now.

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