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Indian-American student convicted in webcam case
New Brunswick, March 16, 2012
First Published: 21:43 IST(16/3/2012)
Last Updated: 21:45 IST(16/3/2012)

A former Rutgers University student accused of using a webcam to spy on his gay roommate's love life has been convicted of bias intimidation and invasion of privacy in a case that exploded into the headlines when the victim of the snooping committed suicide.

Indian-born Dharun Ravi, 20, could face 10 years in prison when he's sentenced. He shook his head slightly after the verdicts were read.

A jury found that he used a webcam to spy on roommate Tyler Clementi and that he did it - and told others about it - because of a bias against gays.

Clementi jumped to his death from the bridge that links New York City and New Jersey days after the spying in September 2010.

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