Powell’s Father-In-Law To Be Released Next Month

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The father-in-law of missing Utah mother Susan Powell is nearing the end of his prison sentence.

The Department of Corrections said Thursday that Steve Powell will likely be released in the first few days of November. The 63-year-old will be supervised by a community corrections officer, is required to undergo sex offender treatment and will wear a GPS locator for the first 30 days of his release. Powell has already identified a home in Tacoma where he plans to live.

Powell has been serving time on voyeurism charges for secretly recording images of young neighbor girls. He was sentenced in June 2012.

Susan Powell disappeared from her home in December 2009. Her husband, Josh Powell, was a focus of the investigation until he killed himself and the couple’s two children last year. Utah authorities have said they do not believe Steve Powell was directly involved with Susan Powell’s disappearance.

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