Josh Powell's Dad Convicted of Voyeurism

Steve Powell had photos of two neighbor girls in the bathroom

By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff

Posted May 17, 2012 2:20 PM CDT

(Newser) – Steve Powell, father-in-law of the missing Susan Powell, has been found guilty of 14 counts of voyeurism in Washington state, reports CBS. The charges originated with Susan Powell's disappearance, after police say they found pictures of her in a search of Steve Powell's home. Yesterday's convictions weren't based on those images, but rather others that showed two neighborhood girls, then ages 8 and 10, in the bathroom. Steve Powell's lawyer questioned whether his client had taken the images, and contended that the motive wasn't sexual gratification: "There are people who are nosy, who like to spy on their neighbors," he said.

Steve Powell appears in court for his voyeurism and child pornography trial at the Pierce County Superior Court, in Tacoma, Wash., Monday, May 7, 2012.
Steve Powell appears in court for his voyeurism and child pornography trial at the Pierce County Superior Court, in Tacoma, Wash., Monday, May 7, 2012.   (AP Photo/The Salt Lake Tribune, Rick Egan, Pool)
Steve Powell appears in court for his voyeurism and child pornography trial in Tacoma, Wash., Monday, May 7, 2012.
Steve Powell appears in court for his voyeurism and child pornography trial in Tacoma, Wash., Monday, May 7, 2012.   (AP Photo/The Salt Lake Tribune, Rick Egan, Pool)
Alina Powell appears in court for jury selection in the trial of her father, Steve Powell, for voyeurism and child pornography.
Alina Powell appears in court for jury selection in the trial of her father, Steve Powell, for voyeurism and child pornography.   (AP Photo/The Salt Lake Tribune, Rick Egan, Pool)
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