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Rutgers Suicide Suspect May Avoid Jail

A judge agreed to allow Molly Wei to enter probation-like program.

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    Rutgers Suicide Suspect May Avoid Jail
    Rutgers student Tyler Clementi committed suicide after being bullied for being gay.

    The woman charged in the Rutgers webcam spying case will cooperate with prosecutors as she enters a probation-like program in New Jersey.

    A judge on Friday agreed to allow Molly Wei into pretrial intervention as Tyler Clementi's parents looked on.

    The 19-year-old could avoid any jail time and have her criminal record erased in three years if she cooperates with prosecutors, completes 300 hours of community service and has a job.

    Wei is one of two former Rutgers students accused of spying on Clementi's intimate encounter with another man days before the classmate committed suicide. Wei is charged with invasion of
    privacy.

    Another student, Dharun Ravi, faces charges including bias intimidation.

    Clementi's family issued a statement saying it didn't object to the resolution, provided Wei gets "appropriate conditions of probation."