Report Recommends Jail Time for Steven Powell

Report Recommends Jail Time for Steven Powell

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A state corrections officer has recommended that the father-in-law of missing Utah woman Susan Powell serve 60 days in jail for failing to get court-ordered sexual deviancy treatment.

The officer says Steven Powell continues to put the community at risk by failing to comply with court orders. He filed a report last week in Pierce County Superior Court.

A hearing has been set for Nov. 21.

Steven Powell was convicted of voyeurism in 2012 and served 30 months in prison. Last month, Pierce County prosecutors reinstated a child pornography charge against Powell that had been dismissed during a 2012 trial.

He is the father of Josh Powell, who killed his two sons and himself in February 2012 while under investigation for the disappearance of his wife Susan Powell in Utah.

A message left with Powell’s lawyer was not immediately returned Wednesday.