Wheelchair suspect found, arrested for lewdness involving child

Posted at 9:06 PM, Sep 28, 2012
and last updated 2012-09-28 23:20:29-04

MAGNA — Police say a man accused of exposing himself to a 7-year-old at a Walmart was found and arrested in Magna Thursday.

Police say the suspect, Steven Norman Powell, 57, exposed himself to a girl on Aug. 23. at a Sandy Walmart.  

They say the girl was shopping with her mother and grandmother when she witnessed Powell pull out his penis as he sat in his wheelchair.

A family member confronted him initially and he then left the store before store security was notified and before police arrived.

Police received several leads after the suspect’s surveillance photo was broadcast by news media.

Powell is charged with a 3rd degree felony of lewdness by a registered sex offender involving a child.