Shocking allegations of spying levied against pair of 18-year-old students exploded on the Rutgers University campus on Tuesday.
Dharun Ravi of Plainsboro and Molly W. Wei of Princeton were charged with invasion of privacy for allegedly secretly placing a camera in another student’s dorm room and transmitting a sexual encounter over the Internet.
Middlesex County prosecutors charged Ravi and Wei each with two counts of invasion of privacy. They said the pair transmitted a live image of another 18-year-old student in Piscataway on two separate days earlier this month.
Under New Jersey’s privacy law it is a crime to transmit or even view images that depict nudity or sexual contact with an individual without that person’s consent. Possible penalties include a prison term of up to five years.
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