A former Rutgers University student who allegedly used a web cam to stream footage of his roommate’s sexual encounter with another man has turned down a plea deal that would have allowed him to avoid jail time.

Dharun Ravi’s attorneys said their client will instead go to trial in February in New Brunswick, New Jersey, over a cyber-bullying case that helped expose the issue on school campuses and that has fed anti-bullying efforts across the nation.

He faces a 15-count indictment involving hate crime charges.

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Source: http://articles.cnn.com/2011-12-09/justice/justice_new-jersey-rutgers-plea_1_cyber-bullying-case-tyler-clementi-molly-wei?_s=PM:JUSTICE