Steven Powell, Father-in-Law of Missing Utah Woman Susan Powell Sentenced to 2 1/2 years in Prison for Recording Images of Two Underage Neighbor Girls
PERV ALERT II …
Steven Powell, the father in law of missing Utah woman Susan Powell was sentenced to 2-1/2 years in prison for recording images of two neighbor girls in their bathroom in Washington state. Among the 1000′s of pics recovered during the search for missing Susan Powell, included the neighbor girls, who were about 8 and 10 when the images were recorded taking baths and in the bathroom. 2 and 1/2 years … that’s it!!! How can the possession of child pornography only garner such a low sentence? Sadly, could it could not be determined when the pics were taken and Washington state did not make voyeurism a ranked felony in 2006.
The mother of Steven Powell’s victims was trembling and tearful in court as she stood with her back to him and said she’s still waiting for an apology.
“You’ve sat there smugly and acted as though it’s perfectly normal to have committed your crimes,” she said. “I’m so angry. I’m angry for the hurt you caused my children. You caused them embarrassment and heartache.”
Powell, wearing a gray jail uniform, declined to speak.
Pierce County prosecutors had asked for Powell, 62, to be sentenced to 10 years. His attorneys sought zero to 12 months, saying it’s not clear exactly when Powell took the pictures, and it could have been before the state made voyeurism a ranked felony in 2006.
What a sick and twisted family. Among the images recovered from Steve Powell’s home were many of Susan Powell that appeared to have been filmed without her knowledge. Also discovered were journals in which Steve Powell detailed his obsession with Susan Powell. Steven Powell’s son, Josh Powell, killed himself and his two young sons in a February fire at a home in Graham. Josh Powell was the prime suspect in Susan Powell’s disappearance.