Steven Powell will appeal his conviction on 14 counts of voyeurism, the Pierce County Prosecutor's office confirmed.
Lawyers for Powell, the father-in-law of missing Susan Cox Powell, filed the notice of appeal June 15 — the same day a Pierce County Superior Court judge sentenced him to 30 months in prison for taking voyeuristic photos of his neighbor’s two young daughters.
Based on his sentencing, the 62-year-old would be freed after about 21 more months in prison, taking into account time served. Upon release, he would be required to register as a sex offender.
The investigation into Powell began last summer, when West Valley City, Utah, police found the voyeuristic photos while executing a search warrant on his home. Police were searching the house because Powell's son, Josh, was living there and was a person of interest in the 2009 disappearance of his wife, Susan.
Steven Powell was arrested last August, and in February Josh killed himself and his two young sons. Susan Cox Powell has never been found.
The first court date for Steven Powell’s appeal is scheduled for August 17.