The Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office in New Jersey, however, doesn’t see things with such rose colored glasses. They have not yet ruled out the possibility that bias crime charges could be filed against both Molly Wei and the other Rutger’s student charged in Tyler’s case, his roommate Dharun Ravi.
Dharun was the one of set up the live stream of Tyler engaging physically with another male student. He used Molly’s computer. They are already being charged with crimes involving breach of privacy and distributing sexual images, but if this is found to be a hate crime, it would double the maximum amount of prison time they’re looking at from 5 to 10 years.