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Lawyers: Student Charged In Rutgers Case Innocent

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Attorneys for a Rutgers University student accused of broadcasting live images of a freshman in a same-sex encounter say their client is innocent.

Attorneys for Molly Wei, of Princeton, N.J., said Tuesday in a statement that she is "a wonderful, caring and talented young woman with a bright future." They say she has been maligned by
unfounded attacks on her character.

Prosecutors have charged Wei and fellow Rutgers freshman Dharun Ravi, of Plainsboro, with invasion of privacy for allegedly using a webcam to broadcast an intimate encounter between Ravi's roommate
and another man.

The roommate, 18-year-old freshman Tyler Clementi, jumped to his death into the Hudson River from the George Washington Bridge three days later.
      

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