In a case of video voyeurism gone high-tech, a pair of Rutgers University freshmen secretly placed a camera in a dorm room earlier this month and broadcast a live feed of a fellow student’s “sexual encounter” on the internet, reports the Star-Ledger. It’s unclear how many people saw the intimate images of the unsuspecting 18-year-old on the Piscataway, N.J., campus online, law-enforcement officials said. But someone eventually tipped off campus police. Dharun Ravi, 18, and Molly Wei, 18, were charged with two counts each of invasion of privacy for using the camera Sept. 19 to view and transmit the live sex scene, said Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce Kaplan. Ravi is also charged with two additional counts of invasion of privacy for unsuccessfully trying to capture a second scene involving the same student two days later, Kaplan said. Rutgers officials said the students also might face discipline on campus for the alleged invasion of privacy. “The university takes these matters seriously and has policies to deal with student behavior. Under federal law, the university cannot comment on specifics involving student conduct,” said Sandra Lanman, a Rutgers spokeswoman…

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