Prosecutors to appeal sentence in webcam case

The former Rutgers University student Dharun Ravi was sentenced Monday to 30 days in jail. He was convicted of bias intimidation for using a webcam to see his roommate kissing another man in March. The case garnered national attention because his roommate, Tyler Clementi, killed himself in September 2010, just days after the spying. (AP Photo/The Star-Ledger, John Munson, Pool)
May 21, 2012 2:07:47 PM PDT
Prosecutors say they will appeal the 30-day jail sentence given Monday to a former Rutgers University student who used a webcam to spy on his roommate kissing another man.

Prosecutor Bruce Kaplan said the sentence is too short.

Twenty-year-old Dharun Ravi could have gotten 10 years behind bars for anti-gay intimidation, invasion of privacy and other crimes.

The case captured headlines across the country in September 2010 when the roommate, Tyler Clementi, committed suicide days after the spying.

Ravi's lawyers are also likely to appeal the conviction, which they say was in error.


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