HADDONFIELD, N.J. (AP) — The case of a Rutgers University student who committed suicide after a roommate allegedly used a webcam to spy on his tryst with another man could be the first major legal test of a state privacy law passed in 2003.

Lawyers for the roommate and another student accused of watching 18-year-old Tyler Clementi “making out with a dude” in his dorm room insist their clients were the only two people who saw a tame encounter and did not record it.

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The case gained wide attention in September when it was learned that Clementi committed suicide shortly after the alleged viewing.

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Legal experts say that even if suspects Dharun Ravi and Molly Wei did not see nudity or sexual contact, it’s possible they could still be found guilty of a crime that can carry an 18-month prison term.

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