Rutgers student dies after privacy invasion

by Shannon Lee
New Jersey authorities have recovered the body of a Rutgers University student who jumped off a bridge Sept. 22, three days after two other students secretly video taped him during a sexual encounter with another man.
The victim's friends and family describes Tyler Clementi, 18, as friendly, shy and a talented musician, reported the New York Times.
Shortly before Clementi jumped, he posted to his facebook account, "Jumping off the gw bridge sorry," according to the Chicago Tribune. A facebook tribute page was set up Wednesday for friends to honor his memory.
Clementi's roommate, Dharun Rowi, 18, and his friend Molly Wei, 18, have been charged with invasion of privacy. Prosecuting spokesperson James O'Neill told the New York Times the investigation is still ongoing. If convicted, the students could face up to five years in jail.

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