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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
Josh Powell's Dad Convicted of Voyeurism
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)

(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. (Read more Josh Powell stories.)

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