A man in Florida, United States accused of “hitting and scratching” his
young daughter has been jailed for almost six months for not providing
police with a lock code to access his iPhone.
According to x , the Florida court judge presiding over the case, who
previously found Wheeler, 41, guilty of contempt of court, demanded that
he turn over the correct four-digit number sequence, but Wheeler
argued: “I swear, under oath, I’ve given [the detectives] the password.”
The iPhone in question is presumed to hold potential evidence of the injuries Wheeler is accused of inflicting on his daughter.
Despite receiving a search warrant for the smartphone, however, any
possible photos were unable to be used in the case due to the passcode
Wheeler, who was arrested in March, was eventually jailed for 180 days,
although according to the Miami Herald he will be released if he
relinquishes the correct passcode.