Father-in-law of missing Utah mom faces lawsuit

AP News
Posted: Aug 07, 2012 2:01 PM
Father-in-law of missing Utah mom faces lawsuit

SEATTLE (AP) — The father-in-law of a missing Utah woman faces a lawsuit over recorded images of two neighbor girls in their bathroom in Puyallup, Wash.

The girls' mother sued Steven Powell last week in Pierce County Superior Court for undisclosed damages. The lawsuit alleges the young girls suffered severe emotional distress as a result of Powell's actions.

Powell was convicted in May of 14 voyeurism counts and sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison.

Susan Powell disappeared from her Utah home in 2009. Her husband, Josh, was a focus of the investigation until he killed himself and the couple's two children in a February fire.

Steven Powell was arrested last year after authorities investigating Susan Powell's disappearance searched his home in Washington state.