Prosecutors seek prison sentence in Rutgers webcam case

Prosecutors today explained why they believe a former Rutgers University student should be sent to prison for using a webcam to spy on his roommate

NEW BRUNSWICK - Prosecutors today explained why they believe a former Rutgers University student should be sent to prison for using a webcam to spy on his roommate having an intimate encounter with another man.

Prosecutors filed a report with the judge today stating that Ravi had the chance to avoid jail time by taking a plea deal but refused. They believe that he should not get a free pass after a jury conviction.

Dharun Ravi was convicted in March of bias intimidation, invasion of privacy and other charges.

His roommate, Tyler Clementi, committed suicide days after the viewing in September 2010.

Last week, Ravi asked a judge to overturn the jury's verdict, or at least for punishment that doesn't involve prison.

Ravi is scheduled to be sentenced later this month and could get up to 10 years in prison.

WATCH: Jury reads verdict in Ravi case VIDEO: Prosecution, Clementi family hold news conference Juror 'very satisfied' with Ravi guilty verdict Clementi family speaks out following Ravi trial News 12 NJ talks Ravi verdict with criminal defense attorney Breakdown of Dharun Ravi's verdict Ravi verdict sends shockwaves through Rutgers campus No verdict yet in Rutgers webcam spying case First day of deliberations concludes in Rutgers spying case Prosecution finishes closing arguments in Rutgers spying case Lawyer: Dharun Ravi will not testify in his trial

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Prosecution rests case in Rutgers webcam spying trial Tweets under scrutiny, interrogation video played in Ravi trial Expert: Rutgers webcam spy suspect's computer used in chat Friend of defendant takes stand in Rutgers webcam trial Mystery man takes stand in Rutgers webcam case Classmate: Ravi used webcam to record Clementi Resident assistant testifies in Rutgers webcam spying case Key witness returns to stand in Rutgers webcam spy case Testimony continues in Rutgers webcam spying case Testimony begins in Rutgers spying case Opening statements in Rutgers webcam spy case Jury selection complete in Rutgers webcam spy case

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