If convicted, Walker could face up to 5 years in prison for email snooping.
Dec. 28, 2010 — Could somebody face jail time for snooping via a partner’s emails?
For Leon Walker of Michigan, the solution had been yes.
Suspecting that their wife had been associated with another guy, and worried it was impacting their child, Walker logged into Clara Walker’s Gmail account last summer time.
Walker, 33, stated it had been simple for him to sign in because his spouse kept the password in book beside the computer.
“I surely felt it absolutely was OK to ensure the event by reading her email inside our house,” stated Walker.
While Walker thought it had been okay, Oakland County prosecutors failed to and possess charged Walker with felony abuse of a pc. If convicted, he could face as much as 5 years in jail.
This is certainly Michigan’s very very first unlawful prosecution for snooping through a partner’s emails. Thus far, two Michigan judges have actually refused to throw out of the fees into the possibly precedent-setting situation. Continue reading Husband in Hot Water: Man Faces Five Years in Prison for Snooping Through Wife’s emails