Back in September, we were truly saddened to hear about the suicide of Rutgers University student Tyler Clementi, who killed himself after roommates secretly filmed him having sex with another man and broadcast it over the internet.
Tyler's parents have moved forward with a lawsuit on their deceased son's behalf, and the Middlesex County, NJ Prosecutor's Office announced today that a 15-count indictment was filed against Tyler's former roommate Dharun Ravi.
Ravi could face up to five years in prison for his charges.
As far as the other responsible classmate Molly Wei is concerned, she's been charged with invasion of privacy, but her case hasn't been presented to a grand jury YET.
Here's what Tyler's parents had to say about the current status of their case:
"The grand jury indictment spells out cold and calculated acts against our son Tyler by his former college roommate. We are eager to have the process move forward for justice in this case and to reinforce the standards of acceptable conduct in our society."
We couldn't agree more! We truly hope that justice is served.
Our hearts continue to go out to Tyler's family, friends, and loved ones. Such an awful, unnecessary tragedy.
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