This is something that unfortunately seems to be a daily event. Yet another young member of the LGBT community has reportedly committed suicide, this time after a couple of his classmates secretly filmed him having sex and streamed it live online.
The New Jersey “Star-Ledger” is reporting that Tyler Clementi, an 18-year-old Rutgers student has been presumed dead after police found his car, cell phone and computer on the George Washington Bridge last week and have yet to discover a body.
Dharan Ravi, Clementi’s college roommate reportedly hid a video camera in their dorm room on September 19th and video recorded Clementi having sex with another man, and posted a live feed to the footage on the internet, directing traffic to the encounter using Twitter.
Ravi allegedly had an accomplice, a childhood friend by the name of Molly Wei. Both Ravi and Wei have been charged with two counts of invasion of privacy. Ravi has been released on $25,000 bail and Wei was released on her own recognizance. Both face up to five years in prison for distributing sexual images without consent.
You can read more on this sad and unfortunate story at: NJ.com
As an update however, a body has been pulled from the river and the police are in the process of identifying the person who they believe to be Clementi. We have spoken to the owners ofJustUsBoys.com who believe a user who went by the name of cit2mo was actually Clementi. The dates and thread of the forum post match this tragic event and it would appear that cit2mo was seeking out advice from other JUB users as to what action, if any he should take any. Also JUB informs us that the IP address of cit2mo would indicate this user was indeed from Rutgers.
According to the forum thread:
And the last post by cit2mo in that thread (referring to the fact he had spoken to his RA about the chain of events):