Jul 28, 2014

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,

With 'Good Behavior,' Dharun Ravi Released From Jail

The man was released early from his Tuesday, according to published reports.

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 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 , 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 prison time as the code recommends five to ten years of prison time. The appeal process could take as much as a year.

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