of The Attorney General
Paula T. Dow, Attorney General
indictment returned today charges that the
act that precipitated the tragic suicide
of Rutgers freshman Tyler Clementi last
September was a hate crime aimed at intimidating
Clementi based on his sexual orientation,"
said New Jersey Attorney General Paula T.
Dow. "New Jersey's Bias Crimes Law
recognizes the terrible harm caused by acts
of bigotry and hatred and imposes harsher
punishment on those who commit such crimes.
This indictment is an important step in
this heartbreaking case."