Dharun Ravi released after serving 20 days in jail in webcam spying case

Last Updated: Wed, Jun 20, 2012 05:03 hrs

New York: Former Indian-origin Rutgers University student Dharun Ravi, who was jailed for using a web cam to spy on his roommate while he was making out with another man, has been released from jail after serving 20 days of a 30-day sentence.

Ravi, 20, was found guilty of bias intimidation and invasion of privacy after he filmed gay roommate Tyler Clementi's tryst with another man.

He was also sentenced to do 300 hours of community service and pay 10,000 dollars to assist bias-crime victims.

Ravi must also pay a 10,000-dollar assessment to the probation department in increments of 300 dollars per month beginning August 1, ABC News reports.

The money will go to groups that support victims of bias crimes.

Ravi also faced the possibility of being deported, but U.S. immigration officials recently said that they would not pursue deportation for the Indian native.

Officials with Immigration and Customs Enforcement said they were not allowed to remove individuals, like Ravi, who are lawful permanent residents of the US, unless they are convicted of an aggravated felony, domestic violence, drug or weapons charges or 'crimes of moral turpitude.' 

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