Dharun Ravi pleads guilty to charge in Rutgers webcam case

A former Rutgers University student whose roommate killed himself after being captured on a webcam kissing another man has pleaded guilty to attempted invasion of privacy.



Thursday's plea from Dharun Ravi comes after an appeals court threw out a 15-count conviction against him last month. The case stemmed from the 2010 death of 18-year-old Tyler Clementi.



Clementi's death started a national conversation about the treatment of young gay people.



Ravi was sentenced Thursday to probation plus 30 days in jail, and won't serve any additional jail time under the plea agreement. He had faced up to 10 years in prison.



Ravi previously served 20 days in county jail when he was first convicted in 2012.



Thursday's plea comes after the court tossed several bias intimidation counts in the original case because of a change in New Jersey law. A new trial was ordered on other counts.



The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.


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