With 'Good Behavior,' Dharun Ravi Released From Jail
Ravi was convicted on bias intimidation and invasion of privacy charges for his role in a series of webcam spying incidents that targeted his gay roommate, Ridgewood's Tyler Clementi
Dharun Ravi, 20, of Plainsboro, was convicted in March on 15 counts related to a series of webcam spying incidents where he publicized his roommate Tyler Clementi, of Ridgewood, engaged in romance with another man.
After serving 20 days in the Middlesex County Jail, he was released Tuesday for "good behavior," according to a report on Northjersey.com.
According to CBS 2 News, he also received good news when federal immigration authorities said they would not be deporting Ravi to his native India, where he remains a citizen.
Clementi jumped off the George Washington Bridge days after Ravi attempted to hold a "viewing party" of him and another man engaged in sex. Ravi was tried and convicted on invasion of privacy as well as bias intimidation charges in a case that garnered international interest. He was not charged in causing Clementi's death, however.
Under the conditions of the controversial sentence, Ravi still must pay more than $10,000 in court costs, attend "alternative lifestyles" sensitivity classes, perform community service, and is on probation for three years.
Prosecutors have appealed the sentence, stressing in court papers they believe Ravi should serve hard time, as the statutes recommend five to ten years of prison time. The appeal process could take as much as a year.
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