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Parents of Tyler Clementi reject apology, criticize N.J. judge as roommate Dharun Ravi goes to jail

BY GEOFF MULVIHILL AND SAMANTHA HENRY, ASSOCIATED PRESS

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. -- The former Rutgers University student convicted of using a webcam to spy on his gay roommate reported to jail Thursday as the victim's parents rejected his written apology as a "public relations piece" and said the judge missed an opportunity to highlight the seriousness of bias crimes.

Dharun Ravi, 20, checked into the county jail after agreeing to give up his right to remain free while prosecutors appeal his 30-day sentence.

His roommate, Tyler Clementi, committed suicide in September 2010 by jumping off New York's George Washington Bridge, just days after Ravi used a webcam to see him kissing another man.

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