Steven Craig Powell should find out this afternoon how long he will
spend in prison after he was convicted on 14 counts of voyeurism.
A sentencing hearing is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. before Pierce County
Superior Court Judge Ronald Culpepper.
Powell, 62, faces a standard range of three years, seven months to
four years, nine months in prison.
His attorneys want Culpepper to sentence their client to no more than
a year in jail. Prosecutors say Powell should get 10 years in prison
for repeatedly violating the privacy of two neighbor girls – then ages
8 and 10 – he photographed while they bathed and used the toilet.
Powell’s trial last month attracted national media attention because
of his connections to Susan Cox Powell, the Utah mother and former
Puyallup resident who went missing in 2009 and is presumed dead.
Steven Powell is the woman’s father-in-law. His son, Josh Powell, was
being investigated in Susan Powell’s disappearance until earlier this
year when he killed their two young sons and himself in Pierce County.
The News Tribune will have a reporter in the court room.