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Dharun Ravi sentenced to 30 days in jail in Tyler Clementi suicide case

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. -- A judge has sentenced Dharun Ravi, the former Rutgers University student found guilty in the Tyler Clementi webcam spying case, to 30 days in jail.

Also convicted of anti-gay hate crimes involving Clementi, Ravi avoided a harsher penalty of up to 10 years in prison.

Superior Court Judge Glenn Berman sentenced Ravi to three years' probation, 300 hours of community service and ordered to pay $10,000 to a group that helps victims of bias crimes.

Clementi, 18, of Ridgewood, N.J., jumped off the George Washington Bridge to his death after learning that his dorm roommate had broadcast live images on the Internet of him having a sexual encounter with another man. Clementi had only recently come out of the closet, and was mortified by Ravi's actions.