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Dharun Ravi has been released from jail after serving 20 days of a 30 day sentence.
Dharun Ravi, the former Rutgers student who was convicted on March of 15 criminal counts, has been released from jail after serving 20 days of a 30 day sentence.
Ravi was sentenced to jail for invasion of privacy for using his webcam to watch his 18-year-old roommate Tyler Clementi kissing another man in September 2010. Clementi committed suicide just days later, The Associated Press reported. Ravi was not charged for Clementi's death.
Ravi will not be deported to his native India, federal immigration authorities said Monday, the New York Daily News reported. He lived In India until the age of 5 and remains a citizen, though he is in the United States legally.
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While sentencing Ravi, Judge Glenn Berman said he did not believe that Ravi hated Clementi, adding that he believed Ravi acted out of, "colossal insensitivity," ABC News reported.
"I heard this jury say, 'guilty' 288 times--24 questions, 12 jurors. That's the multiplication. I haven't heard you apologize once," Berman said.
According to Newser, Ravi received five days off his sentence for good behavior, and an additional five for working. He now will begin serving three years of probation. He also faces more than $11,000 in fines, 300 hours of community service, and counseling.
The New York Daily News reported that prosecutors are appealing the sentence, arguing that Ravi should have to serve more time. Ravi and his attorneys are appealing the conviction, saying he is not guilty.