Dharun Ravi driven to jail to do time for Tyler Clementi Rutgers spycam conviction

Dharun Ravi in court during his sentencing in New Brunswick, N.J., Monday, May 21, 2012.
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(CBS/AP) NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - Former Rutgers University student Dharun Ravi was driven off to jail Thursday afternoon to serve his sentence for using a webcam to spy on his gay roommate, Tyler Clementi.

Pictures: Dharun Ravi sentenced to 30 days in jail

The twenty-year-old Ravi arrived at the sheriff's department in New Brunswick, N.J., just after 12:30 p.m. to be fingerprinted and photographed. Then he was driven to the county jail to serve his 30-day term.

He was dressed in a T-shirt, khakis and canvas sneakers. His father and two attorneys hugged him before leaving the sheriff's department.

Ravi's roommate, Tyler Clementi, committed suicide in September 2010, days after used a webcam to watch him kissing another man.

Ravi could have remained free while prosecutors appeal his sentence, but agreed Wednesday to serve his jail sentence now.

He was dressed in a T-shirt, khakis and canvas sneakers when her arrived to be b booked into jail. His father and two attorneys hugged him before he left the sheriff's department to be locked up.

Complete coverage of the Dharun Ravi-Tyler Clementi case on Crimesider


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