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Steven Powell Voyeurism Case: Guilty on 14 Counts

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By Myles Collier, Christian Post Contributor
May 16, 2012|4:02 pm

A jury in the Steven Powell voyeurism case found him guilty on all 14 counts today.

The case centered on pictures of girls and women recovered from Powell's home during the investigation of the disappearance of his former daughter-in-law Susan Powell.

When authorities were searching for Susan Powell last year they executed a search warrant at Steven Powell's home. During their investigation, police say they discovered a disc in his bedroom which they stated contained images of young girls and women in various states of undressing.

The files showed the females while they were in the bathroom as they bathed and used the toilet.

The girls, who were identified only by their initials, were around 10 years old when the pictures were taken. Several of the girls testified that they had no idea that anyone was taking pictures of them while they were in the bathroom.

Powell's defense attorney Travis Currie stated that there were too many unknown facts about the case to convict his client. He raised question regarding whether or not it was actually Steve Powell who took the pictures, explaining that there were other people who lived in the house in Washington State.

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He also raised the question as to whether or not the images were just the result of a nosy neighbor and not that of a person who used them for sexual gratification.

"There are people who are nosy, who like to spy on their neighbors," Currie said.

Powell is the former father-in-law of Susan Powell, who has been missing since December 2009. Her husband, Josh Powell, was a person of interest in her disappearance. He killed himself and the couple's two children in an explosion in their home earlier this year.

Steven Powell's sentencing hearing was scheduled for June 15. He faces a sentence of about four years.

 

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