Hubby Busted for Hacking Into Cheating Wife's Email
He faces 5 years in prison
By Mary Papenfuss, Newser Staff
Posted Dec 27, 2010 2:42 AM CST
Updated Dec 27, 2010 6:00 AM CST

(Newser) – A Michigan man faces five years in prison if convicted of felony charges for hacking into his wife's email. Leon Walker, 33, was busted after he accessed his wife Clara's account—and discovered she was having an affair. The affair was with her second husband, who was once arrested for beating her in front of her son. So Walker, who is Clara's third husband, turned over the emails to the boy's biological dad (husband No. 1) to protect the boy, he says.

"I have to ask, 'Don't prosecutors have more important things to do with their time?'" asked Walker's attorney. In charging him, prosecutors relied on a Michigan statue previously used to prosecute those who commit identify theft or steal trade secrets. It's the first time it has been used in a domestic case. The case is likely to impact divorce cases, nearly half of which involve some sort of snooping into private accounts, reports the Detroit Free Press. (Click for a scientific explanation of why some people can't stay faithful.)

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Dec 28, 2010 8:49 PM CST
Homosexuals had been fighting teeth and fingernails for same-sex marriage since they came out off the closets. If it's that important that it must be sancrosanct to be married. People have flaws amd made stupidest of mistakes. Just because you got poisoning from eating rice in a Chinese restaurant doesn't make all rice to be eaten as poisonous.
Dec 28, 2010 5:35 PM CST
Oh, heterosexuals and their oh-so-sacred marriages....:::sigh:::....
Dec 28, 2010 5:48 AM CST
sob! did they sign a prenap? if not he opened a lock to 'technically' his property.