Prosecutor names mystery man in Rutgers webcam spy case

(AP) - Prosecutors on Wednesday gave up their legal battle to keep the name of the mystery man in the Rutgers University webcam spying case

CAMDEN - (AP) - Prosecutors on Wednesday gave up their legal battle to keep the name of the mystery man in the Rutgers University webcam spying case a secret and complied with a judge's order to give the name to the suspect and his lawyer.

Dharun Ravi, lawyer Steven Altman and an investigator can knowthe man's name - but they're not allowed to reveal it to anyone,even in the course of their investigation.

Ravi, 19, is accused of using a webcam in September 2010 to spyon roommate Tyler Clementi's intimate encounter with the man, whohas been publicly identified only as M.B.

The case became a touchstone for a national conversation aboutbullying faced by young gays after Clementi killed himself justdays after the encounter.

Ravi faces 15 charges, including invasion of privacy, the hatecrime of bias intimidation and could face 10 years in prison ifhe's convicted. A trial is scheduled for February.

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