Rutgers Trial: Cop Describes Search for Tyler Clementi


Rutgers Trial Star Witness Delayed for Second Day

What could be the most dramatic moment in the trial was delayed again today as the man who was seen on a webcam kissing Clementi was not called to testify for the second day in a row.

The man, known only as M.B. in court documents, will be called by the prosecution to tell the court what happened during two dates he had with Clementi in September 2010, during which Ravi allegedly spied on the pair and invited others to watch.

The court will shield M.B.'s identity from the public by not showing his face on camera or disclosing his name, though anyone in court will be able to see him. Cameras will be restricted to M.B.'s hands and the audio on cameras will be ordered shut off. The witness will be brought into the courtroom through a secure entrance rather than through public hallways.

The prosecution and the court were so intent on maintaining secrecy around M.B.'s identity that the defense had to argue for access to his name, and was finally told his name after ordered to not ever reveal it.

Clementi and M.B. met on the online gay dating service Adam4Adam, according to court documents.

Several online sites, including, have been streaming the trial live.

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