Steven Powell released from prison in Washington

Posted at 6:29 PM, Mar 23, 2014
and last updated 2014-03-24 11:29:22-04

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Steven Powell, the father of Josh Powell, was released from a Washington state prison Sunday.

Powell  has served a little less than two years for several counts of voyeurism he was charged with in 2012 for taking inappropriate photos of young neighbor girls in their home in Washington.

This weekend marks the end of Powell’s prison sentence.

Law enforcement found the photos of the neighborhood children during a search of Powell’s home for evidence about his missing daughter-in-law, Susan Cox Powell, who disappeared from her home in West Valley City in December of 2009. Powell’s daughter, Jennifer Graves, testified against her father and has said in the past she’s got some fears he may retaliate once he’s free.

“He would definitely have to have a spirit of vengeance to be coming after somebody, Chuck or us, he would actively have to give up the rest of his life to achieve that, but so I don’t think he’s going to at this point,” she said.

Susan Cox-Powell has never been found, but her father, Chuck Cox, and Jennifer Graves continue to search, despite West Valley City announcing they have closed their investigation.

Powell will be required to wear a GPS locator for at least the first 30 days of his community supervision.

He will also be required to attend a sex-offender treatment program and follow the terms of his community supervision,

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