The Steven Powell child pornography trial started 7/7/15. Steve Powell's voyeurism trial in 2012 ended with a wrist-slap sentence of 30 months. Later, he was sentenced to 5 years. This section chronicles his part in the case, and his infatuation/obsession with Susan. .................. ALSO: At a hearing 3/30/12 warrants were unsealed that point to mishandling of the case which may have prevented the murders of the children if WVCPD had acted on evidence they had from the beginning, including Susan's blood in the home.