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Judge refuses to dismiss charges in Tyler Clementi case

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(CBS/AP) NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - A judge in New Jersey will not dismiss charges against former Rutgers University student Dharun Ravi, who is accused of using a webcam to spy on his roommate Tyler Clementi's intimate encounter with another man.

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The judge ruled on Friday that prosecutors provided adequate evidence to a grand jury for Ravi,19, to be accused of invading his roommate's privacy, bias intimidation and trying to cover up the alleged crimes.

Ravi's lawyers wanted the 15-count indictment dismissed. They said prosecutors did not offer enough evidence to the grand jury.

Clementi committed suicide by jumping off the George Washington Bridge in September 2010, just days after the spying incident. The incident kicked off a national discussion about bullying.

The judge in case also ruled that the name of the other man in Clementi's encounter should be released to Ravi's defense lawyers.

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