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Steven Powell to be released from prison Nov. 4

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Posted at 1:09 PM, Oct 10, 2013
and last updated 2013-10-10 15:18:22-04

OLYMPIA, Wash. — A man who was convicted of voyeurism after allegedly taking surreptitious pictures of women and young girls, including two girls who lived next door, will be released from prison next month.

Steven C. Powell, 63, was found guilty of 14 counts of voyeurim in May of last year.  Police say a 2011 search warrant of his Puyallup, Wash., home found thousands of images and videos of women and young girls, most taken without their knowledge, and many of a pornographic nature.

After he is released on November 4, Powell will live in a privately-owned Tacoma, Wash. home, where he will be be supervised by a community corrections officer who is part of a specialized sex crime unit, according to a press release from the Washington Department of Corrections.

Powell will also be required to wear a GPS locator for at least the first 30 days of his community supervision and attend a sex-offender treatment program, the press release said.

Powell is the father of Josh Powell, the sole person of interest in the disappearance of his wife, Susan Cox Powell, in December of 2009. Josh Powell killed himself and the couple’s two sons, Charlie and Braden, in February 2012.