Secret Webcam Linked With Student’s Suicide

An unapproved webcast that showed a male college student kissing another male has been linked to the student’s apparent suicide. The student’s roommate allegedly setup his webcam so that he could see what was happening in the room when he was gone. The roommate initially saw the student kiss another male.

The following evening, however, the roommate allegedly streamed the webcam live to the entire internet. Three days later, the student jumped from a bridge in an apparent suicide attempt. Both the roommate and another person have been charged with invasion of privacy and prosecutors are considering other charges.

Private Moment Made Public, Then a Fatal Jump | The New York Times

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