Trial Set For Man Charged With Reading Wife's Emails

Rochester Hills Man Admits To Looking At Emails

ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich. - A trial date has been set for a Rochester Hills man who is being charged in connection with checking his wife?s email.


Leon Walker, 33, is being charged under a Michigan statute that prohibits unlawful access to a computer system, program or network.

Walker admitted that he rummaged through his wife?s email, but said he strongly believes he didn?t break any laws.

While in the middle of their divorce, Walker, a computer technician with Oakland County said his wife?s emails revealed her affair with her second husband.

Walker said his wife?s second husband had been arrested on accusations that he abused her.

Worried for his daughter?s safety, Walker said he turned the emails over to his wife?s first husband, with whom she also shares a child.

At the time of the incident, Walker and his wife were living together and sharing a home computer.

Walker?s wife, Claire, called police after the emails were turned over.

The Oakland County Prosecutor?s Office then charged Walker with a five-year felony.

Walker's attorney, Leon Weiss, argued in court that the statute applies only to identity theft and trade secret incidences.

?The jury, when they get a chance to review the statute and review the facts of the case, I believe that common sense will tell them that my conduct does not fit the statue,? Walker said.

Walker will head to trial on April 11.

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