Man admits cyber-stalking his ex-wife

Aug. 26, 2005 at 11:13 PM
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KANSAS CITY, Mo., Aug. 26 (UPI) -- A Missouri man has admitted sending his ex-wife an e-mail greeting card that installed spy ware on her computer, allowing him to read her e-mail.

James Russell of Gladstone pleaded guilty Thursday to the cyber-stalking, the Kansas City Star reported. While illegally intercepting electronic communications is a felony carrying a penalty of up to five years, his plea agreement calls for a sentence of no more than 6 months behind bars.

Russell admitted buying software from a service called "Lover Spy" in 2003 and reading his wife's e-mail until early 2004.

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