A Michigan man spies on his wife’s email to get divorce dirt and now he is facing felony computer misuse charges
Getting divorced? Thinking of spying on your spouse’s email by hacking into their account? Think twice. It could be a felony. There are defenses, of course, for example, if it is a “community computer” in your home that the whole family uses, and if the password was shared by both spouses, this may not be a felonious and illegal tap of the email. But generally, you can’t hack into your spouse’s email. You could literally go to jail. Leon Walker will have a lot of explaining to do to a judge in criminal court for this very issue. Foxnews:
A Michigan man found out about his wife’s affair — but somehow he’s the one in trouble, and may is now facing criminal charges.
Thirty-three-year-old Leon Walker used his wife’s password to get into her Gmail account, and says he learned of his wife’s affair by reading her e-mail on their computer. Clara Walker filed for a divorce, which was granted this month, and Leon Walker will stand trial Feb. 7 — on felony computer misuse charges.
Walker told The Oakland Press that he was trying to protect the couple’s children from neglect and calls the case a “miscarriage of justice.”
“I feel very strongly that I’ll be exonerated,” Walker told the paper.
Clara was married twice previously, the Oakland Press reported, explaining that Walker discovered that she was having an affair with her second husband, who had once been arrested for beating her in front of her young son from her first husband.
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