US man charged of felony for reading wife’s email

Leon Walker, 33 of Michigan is facing felony charges of computer misuse after he read his wife’s email, in which he learned of his wife’s infidelity.

Prosecutors have charged him of felony after he logged onto a laptop in the home he shared with his wife, Clara Walker. If he is convicted in the trail, which will begin on February 7, could face a sentence of upto five years.

He used her password and accessed her account and learned that she is having an affair. His wife had filed for diverse and which was finalized this month. Leon Walker said that he was trying to protect the children from neglect and called the case a "miscarriage of justice."

Prosecutors have said that the case is justified. However experts say that it is first time Michigan statute is being used in a domestic case and it would be hard to prove.