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October 10, 2013 at 12:04 PM

Steve Powell to be released from prison in November

The Associated Press

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

The state Department of Corrections said Thursday that Steve Powell will likely be released from the Monroe Correctional Complex on or about Nov. 4. 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 at least the first 30 days of his release.

He will be required to report to his community corrections  officer twice each  month.

Powell, 63,  has already identified a home in Tacoma where he plans to live. The Department of Corrections notified Powell’s victims and  local law enforcement about his scheduled release date.

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 Utah home in December 2009. Her husband, Josh Powell, and their two young children later moved to Washington.

He was a focus of the investigation into his wife’s disappearance 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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