Michigan Man Faces Criminal Charges After Reading Wife’s Email


We all know that reading someone else’s email without their permission is a bad idea. But did you know it’s quite possibly a crime? Prosecutors in Michigan think so and have charged Leon Walker with a felony based upon allegations that he read his wife’s email and accessed her password without her permission.

Walker claims he accessed his wife’s Gmail account out of concern for her son from a previous marriage, who’s father had recently been arrested for abusing the boy’s mother.

Walker was charged with violating a felony statute relating to identity theft. His case is the first time that charges have been filed under that statute in a domestic case and many lawyers are questioning the validity of the charges, as explained in this Yahoo News article...

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