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Dharun Ravi And Molly Wei Charged In Connection of Tyler Clementi Suicide

Posted by Vinay Sojitra on Sep 30, 2010 | 9 Comments
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Dharun Ravi, 18-years-old of Plainsboro, New Jersey and his friend Molly Wei, 18-years-old of Princeton, New Jersey, two students of Rutgers University, have been charged in the suicide case of Tyler Clementi. Tyler Clementi, 18-years-old, committed suicide on 23rd September, 2010 by jumping off the George Washington bridge. Tyler’s car was found nearby with his cell phone and computer in it. The reason behind this suicide is streamed video of a classmate’s gay sexual encounter which is put on the Internet.

Dharun Ravi And Molly Wei Charged In Connection of Tyler Clementi Suicide

Dharun and Molly are facing two counts, one of invasion of privacy, by placing a video camera in the deceased’s room, and second for transmitting live images of the sexual activity done by Tyler. Dharun and Molly would be facing five years of imprisonment, if they are convicted of these charges. The sexual tape of Tyler was displayed on the Internet via Twitter account Dharun Ravi. Dharun Ravi told about their roommate’s sex. In his tweets, his partner had requested privacy for the evening and Dharun Ravi secretly created a camera in the room, and when he left Clementi alone in the room, he walked into the room Molly Wei and watched what was happening in his room.

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Through a statement issued by a lawyer, his family confirmed Clementi had committed suicide. “Tyler was a fine young man and a distinguished musician. The family is heartbroken beyond words. They respectfully request that they be given time to grieve their great loss and that their privacy at this painful time be respected by all,” the Clementi family said. “The family and their representatives are cooperating fully with the ongoing criminal investigations of two Rutgers University students,” the statement said.

Dharun Ravi And Molly Wei Charged In Connection of Tyler Clementi Suicide

Two students were alleged with criminal’s fourth-degree crimes, which are applicable to the collection and / or viewing images depicting nudity or sexual content of a person without that person’s consent. If the images are transmitted or distributed, it becomes a third degree crime. Both Dharun Ravi and Molly Wei surrendered to police Rutgers University. On 27 September, 2010 Wei was released on bail and on 28th September, 2010 Ravi was released on bail of $ 25 000.

On 19th September, 2010 the first incident happened when Ravi set up a web cam in the room to capture Clementi and his partner after Clementi asked to have the room alone for a few hours, according to investigators. “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,” Ravi said on his Twitter page in a September 19 entry posted at 6:17 p.m., according to the New Jersey Star-Ledger.

Steven Goldstein, chairman of the gay rights group Garden State Equality, said in a statement Wednesday that his group considers Clementi’s death a hate crime. Goldstein said, “We are sickened that anyone in our society, such as the students allegedly responsible for making the surreptitious video, might consider destroying others’ lives as a sport”.

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9 comments

  1. Dave says:

    Look who’s got no privacy now?

  2. Johnsson says:

    I wish they would get life in jail.
    Being gay is considered by religion and a large part of society a shame. Which it is NOT!
    However he must of been terrified to face his parents thinking “what if they were told?”
    These kids diserve nothing less than life sentence minimum should be 10 years without chance of parole!

  3. Texas says:

    Wheres the movie for download? Lets make some money on it!

  4. Willie Cd College says:

    that gayboi was sick for sure

  5. Jose says:

    my uncle is sheriff and pulled hom fron tha water, his as was the size of a cantalope

  6. Tad Nathaniel says:

    Dear Molly and Dharun:

    I just wanted to pass on something a friend of mine has to deal with.

    He did something similar to what you did, and his victim ended up taking his own life, too.

    Today, my friend is genuinely remorseful and wishes more than anything that he could take back what he had done.

    He says that, on top of feeling miserable everyday, he is constantly plagued with death threats from anonymous persons.

    He can’t even sit still in a restaurant, incessantly looking over his shoulder, fearing someone is observing him.

    To think that he actually did jail time and paid his debt to society, still to this day, his suffering is more than you can imagine.

    Molly and Dhuran, I wish you all the luck you can get. You’re gonna need every bit to it in your long lives ahead.

    May God forgive you both.

  7. ML says:

    Good to see they are being shown up publicly for the prats they are. They deserve long harsh sentences for such cruelty and this hopefully will follow them the rest of their lives as it will Tylers family. Rutgers take the lead and expell them both.

  8. JOn says:

    I hope they both could get 10 years in

  9. ANishka Pereira says:

    Look at the both of you. The indian chap looks like an escape baboon and the chinese girl, needless to say looks like a pig. I really do hope you both get killed in the worst possible way. Oh wait, you probab will..

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