Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Michigan Man faces Five Years in Prison for Snooping on Cheating Wife's Emails

Leon Walker faces felony charges for intentionally logging into his then-wife’s Gmail account on a shared computer. Leon Walker discovered his wife Clara Walker, who had been married twice previously, was having an affair with her second husband by reading her e-mails.

Leon Walker says that he was worried about the affair for reasons that went beyond simply cheating—he said that he was concerned about domestic abuse due to the ex-husband's history. The ex-husband had been arrested for beating Clara Walker in front of her young son. Leon Walker told the Detroit Free Press that he handed the e-mails to the boy’s father, his wife’s first husband. Leon Walker was arrested after his wife learned that he had been in her e-mail account.

Leon Walker is being accused of breaking a law that’s used to prosecute identity theft. He has been charged with felony computer misuse, and faces up to five years in prison if convicted. His trial begins February 7.'


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