Dharun Ravi on Friday was found guilty
of bullying Tyler Clementi, tampering with evidence and invading the
Rutgers University freshman's privacy, the Star-Ledger
Eighteen-year-old Clementi jumped off
the George Washington Bridge to his death in the fall of 2010 after
learning that Ravi, his roommate, had secretly streamed live video of
him having sex with another man onto the Internet.
The jury found Ravi guilty on 15 counts
of bias intimidation, invasion of privacy and tampering with
evidence, among others. Ravi, 20, was not charged with Clementi's
Ravi faces up to 10 years in prison
because the charges are being identified as a hate crime.
He was also found guilty of attempting
to deceive prosecutors by destroying evidence of his participation,
including a Twitter feed in which he allegedly twice invited
followers to watch his roommate's sexual encounters on the Internet.
A day after Ravi's tweets, Clementi, a
gifted violinist, wrote on his Facebook page, “Jumping off the gw
Ravi is expected to be sentenced on May
21 and faces the possibility of deportation to his native India.