Mich. man faces charges for reading wife's e-mail

December 27, 2010

(AP) -- A Rochester Hills man who says he learned of his wife's affair by reading her e-mail on their computer faces trial Feb. 7 on felony computer misuse charges.

Thirty-three-year-old Leon Walker used his wife's password to get into her . Clara Walker filed for a divorce, which was granted this month.

Leon Walker tells The Oakland Press of Pontiac he was trying to protect the couple's children from neglect and calls the case a "miscarriage of justice."

Oakland County Assistant Prosecutor Sydney Turner says the charge is justified.

Privacy law writer Frederick Lane tells the Detroit Free Press the law typically is used to prosecute and stealing trade secrets. He says he questions if a wife can expect privacy on a she shares with her husband.

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not rated yet Dec 27, 2010
I'm pretty sure she automatically loses in Louisiana. Pretty much when you marry in Louisiana, half of yours is theirs and half of theirs is yours, and this basicly applies to everything you can think of, except your physical body.

So for example, in Louisiana, half her checking account is automatically his, and half her e-mail account is automatically his, and vice versa.
5 / 5 (1) Dec 27, 2010
Two words. In, Sane.
5 / 5 (1) Dec 27, 2010
Prosecutor sydney turner needs to be put in his place as it seems that somehow along his lifeline he never learned that a marriage built on trust.
not rated yet Dec 29, 2010
If you shared the password expect it to be used.

And if trust has changed then maybe should have changed that password?
not rated yet Jan 01, 2011
Maybe she should have married the guy she had the affair with instead of her current husband.
not rated yet Jan 02, 2011
Bahhahahahaha. USA is crazy!

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