Dharun Ravi Sentenced To 30 Days In Jail

Rutgers student Dharun Ravi was sentenced to 30 days in jail today for his involvement in the death of Tyler Clementi.

The Associated Press reports that Ravi will begin his sentence at Middlesex County Adult Correctional facility on May 31.

Judge Glenn Berman, who handed down the sentence, said that he did not believe that Ravi acted out of hate, but did excessive extreme insensitivity.

Berman said:

“I do not believe he hated Tyler Clementi. He had no reason to, but I do believe he acted out of colossal insensitivity.”

ABC reports that Berman in addition to the 30 days in prison, Ravi will also have to complete 300 hours of community service and attend counseling programs about cyber bullying. Ravi will also be on probation for the next three years.

The judge also ruled that Ravi, who is in the United States on a green card from India, cannot be deported.

Ravi was found guilty of a bias crime in 2010 when he outed his gay roommate Tyler Clementi. Ravi used a webcam to spy on Clementi and another man during a sexual encounter.

Ravi wrote on Twitter:

“Roommate asked for the room till midnight. I went into molly’s room and turned on my webcam. I saw him making out with a dude. Yay.”

A few days later, Tyler Clementi committed suicide by jumping off the George Washington Bridge.

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