Release* Date: September 30, 2010
County Prosecutor’s Office
*News Release* Date: September 30, 2010
Investigation of Rutgers case continues; possible motives considered
County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and Rutgers University Police Chief Rhonda
Harris announced today that an investigation into the invasion of privacy of an
18-year-old student is continuing, and will determine if there is probable
cause to bring additional charges against two
With the arrest of two of the responsible parties, the on-going investigation is considering the motives leading to the illegal Internet transmission of a personal encounter involving the victim.
‘’The initial focus of this investigation has been to determine who was responsible for remotely activating the camera in the dormitory room of the student and then transmitting the encounter on the Internet,’’ Prosecutor Kaplan said.
‘’Now that two individuals have been charged with invasion of privacy, we will be making every effort to assess whether bias played a role in the incident, and, if so, we will bring appropriate charges,’’ Prosecutor Kaplan said.
Ravi (DOB 2/28/92) of Plainsboro and Molly W. Wei (DOB 2/1/92) of Princeton
have been charged with two counts each of invasion of privacy for using the
camera to view and transmit a live image of the 18-year-old student in
was released in her own recognizance after surrendering to the Rutgers University
Police Department in New Brunswick on September 27, 2010. Ravi surrendered to
A court hearing has not yet been scheduled.
identity of the 18-year-old student is not being disclosed, since the student
was the victim of an invasion of privacy, which is a sexual offense under
Anyone with information on this, or similar incidents, is asked to call the Rutgers University Police Department at (732) 932-8025, or the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at (732) 745-3300.
is the case with all criminal defendants, the charges against