Washington, May 30 (ANI): Former Indian-origin Rutgers student Dharun Ravi has openly apologized for the first time for using a webcam to spy on a romantic liaison between a man and his roommate who later killed himself.
Ravi said in a statement that he would turn himself in Thursday to begin his 30-day jail sentence.
He also said that he regrets his 'thoughtless, insensitive, immature, stupid and childish choices,' CBS News reports.
"I decided to accept and hopefully complete the sentence as soon as possible. It's the only way I can go on with my life. I accept responsibility for and regret my thoughtless, insensitive, immature, stupid and childish choices that I made on September 19, 2010 and September 21, 2010," Ravi said in his statement.
"My behavior and actions, which at no time were motivated by hate, bigotry, prejudice or desire to hurt, humiliate or embarrass anyone, were nonetheless the wrong choices and decisions," he said.
"I apologize to everyone affected by those choices. I am surrendering myself to the Middlesex County Correctional Facility on Thursday, May 31, 2012, to start my 30-day period of imprisonment," he added.
Ravi, 20, was found guilty of bias intimidation and invasion of privacy after he filmed gay roommate Tyler Clementi's tryst with another man.
He was also sentenced to do 300 hours of community service and pay 10,000 dollars to assist bias-crime victims. (ANI)