Dharun Ravi Expected to Begin Jail Term on Thursday
NJ.com is reporting that Dharun Ravi is expected to appear before Superior Court Judge Glenn Berman on Wednesday.
Dharun Ravi will appear one more time before Superior Court Judge Glenn Berman on Wednesday morning before beginning a 30-day jail sentence related to bias crime, invasion of privacy and tampering charges, NJ.com is reporting
Ravi will report before Berman at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, and will be sent to begin his 30-day sentence in the Middlesex County Correctional Facility a day later, according to the report.
Ravi was originally ordered to report to begin serving his term on May 31, but an appeal filed by the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office as to the length of the term stayed his sentence.
Good behavior has the potential to shorten his term to 20 days, according to the report.
Ravi was sentenced to the 30-day term by Berman on May 21, as well as 300 hours of community service, three years probation, counseling and a $10,000 fine to be paid out to an organization that assists victims of bias crimes.
According to the NJ.com report, Steven Altman, Ravi's attorney, said his client wanted to begin serving the term to "get it over with."
Ravi has also issued an official apology for the first time since the trial's beginning, according to the report.
Ravi was found guilty in March on 23 of 35 charges contained in 15 counts, including bias intimidation, witness tampering, and invasion of privacy.
The charges date back to September 2010 when Ravi spied on former Rutgers University roommate Tyler Clementi via webcam in their shared dorm room as Clementi was being intimate with another man.
Clementi committed suicide on Sept. 22, 2010, by jumping off the George Washington Bridge. Ravi was not charged in connection with Clementi's death.
Ravi spoke to the Star-Ledger in March in an exclusive interview, stating that he did not have any hate for his former roommate, Tyler Clementi.