Rutgers University Students Dharun Ravi and Molly Wei Charged Over Suicide Of Gay Student After Secretly Webcasting Him Having Sex
Two Rutgers University students Dharun Ravi and Molly Wei have been charged with invasion of privacy after secretly live-streaming video of a gay student that 18-year-old Tyler Clementi having sex with a man in his dorm room. Attorney Paul Mainardi confirmed what law enforcement sources had earlier told 1010 WINS — that 18-year-old Tyler Clementi (pictured left) jumped from the George Washington Bridge last week after finding out.about the webcast.
Prosecutors said Ravi of Plainsboro tried to do the same thing to yet another classmate just days after the first incident. Wei, of Princeton, turned herself in Monday. Ravi was picked up Tuesday and released on $25,000 bail. Rutgers would not comment, but issued a statement saying: “The University takes this matter seriously and has policies in place to deal with this type of student behavior.”
Under New Jersey’s privacy law it is a crime to transmit or even view images that depict nudity or sexual contact with an individual without that person’s consent. Possible penalties include a prison term of up to five years
Last week Tyler’s car was found near the George Washington Bridge,and his wallet on the pedestrian pathway but a body has not been recovered
“Gross,” “rude” and “obscene” barely scratch the surface of the severity of this. Hopefuly the charges will not stop at “invasion of privacy”