Steven Powell (father-in-law of Susan Powell) entered a not guilty plea in court on Friday after being charged with 14 counts of voyeurism and one count of possession of child pornography. Susan Powell has been missing for over two years now and the investigation to locate her continues. The images included young girls and women in various states of undress. After police raided Steven’s house last month, they found thousands of images of these young girls and women who had been taped without their knowledge. The victims included Susan Powell and two former neighbor girls, ages 8 and 10. The young girls appear to have been filmed from Steven Powell’s bedroom window.
The two young boys of Susan and Josh Powell were placed in protective custody with child protective services. Although their father Josh Powell has had custody of the children, he was living with his father; therefore, the courts determined the children were living in an unsafe environment.
Susan’s father, Chuck Cox and his wife Judy, are seeking temporary custody of the children. Since the children were placed into protective custody, Chuck and his wife have been able to visit the children. Until now, they had been prevented from visiting their grandchildren through court actions of the children’s father.
Lester Holt interviewed Chuck Cox and his attorney. Cox said the accusations being made by Steven Powell are disgusting and false. Steven Powell has claimed that Susan was very sexual and flirtatious toward him and enjoyed his advances. He even claims he thinks Susan ran off with another man. Susan had raised concerns with her father, stating she felt uncomfortable with Steven, said something happened but didn’t want to go into details, and that she wanted to get away from him.
Josh Powell has refused to comment. He will be back in court this week to try and re-gain custody of his children.
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