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New York Courts Tosses Conviction of Student Who Spied on, Outed Gay Roommate

John Munson/The Star-Ledger via AP

Dharun Ravi will have to be retried after an appeals judge threw out charges that he intimidated gay Rutgers student Tyler Clementi.

Dharun Ravi, the student who was convicted of harassing and outing his gay roommate will get a second chance in court.

A New York appeals court judge threw out the 15 charges against Ravi, including invasion of privacy and bias intimidation. The judge cited a change in state law regarding the charge of "bias intimidation." Prosecutors will retry the case.

Ravi was assigned to room with 18-year-old Tyler Clementi in 2010 at Rutgers University. He acquired webcam footage of Clementi kissing another man in the room, and he told others and shared the video.

Clementi killed himself soon after, jumping off the George Washington Bridge.

Ravi originally faced up to 10 years in prison after his conviction. He was only sentenced to 30 days and three years of probation. He served 20 days.

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