A Freshman at Rutger’s University killed himself after his roommate and another student at the University got a hold of a sex video he made of a sexual encounter of him and another man. This video was then posted to the Internet.
Tyler Clementi is the 18 year old Rutger’s student that committed suicide. His death led to the arrests of two students that were charged with invading his privacy. All this has terribly saddened students and faculty.
Tyler Clementi’s roommate, Dharun Ravi and a friend of his roommate’s, Molly Wei are being accused of using a webcam to film the footage and with this they was able to transmit it to the Internet. These Rutger’s students have been charged with two counts, each of them invasion of privacy. Each faces a maximum five year sentence for transmitting the footage onto the Internet.
Tyler Clementi jumped from the George Washington bridge last week after he got wind of the posting of the sex video.