Rutgers Webcam Suicide Suspect Due in Court

Unclear why suspect in Rutgers webcam spy case will be in court

The man accused of using a webcam to spy on his Rutgers University roommate's intimate encounter with another man is due in court amid preparations for his trial.

Dharun Ravi's trial is set for Feb. 15. He's pleaded not guilty to the 15 criminal counts he faces, including invasion of privacy and bias intimidation.

The alleged spying happened in September 2010, days before Ravi's roommate, Tyler Clementi, committed suicide. The suicide touched off a national discussion about the bullying that young gays can face.

Lawyers in the case have not said what's at issue in Friday's hearing.

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