Court orders sale of Steven Powell's house to pay judgment

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A judge has ordered the sale of Steven Powell's house to help pay a judgment owed two girls he secretly photographed inside a bathroom.

The Deseret News of Salt Lake City reports the father-in-law of missing Utah mother Susan Cox-Powell can avoid the sale by paying the full $1.8 million judgment before a sheriff's auction that's set for Feb. 7.

Powell says he has no money and that a forced sale would make a son and daughter in Pullayup, Wash., homeless. He's still serving a sentence for voyeurism.

Investigators found nude images of the neighbor girls while searching Powell's home for information about his daughter-in-law, Susan Cox-Powell who disappeared four years ago in Utah.

Steven Powell's son, Josh Powell, was a suspect before killing himself and his two children in February of last year.