Taxpayers won't pay for Powell sex offender treatment

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by DREW MIKKELSEN / KING 5 News

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Posted on April 18, 2014 at 5:21 PM

Updated Friday, Apr 18 at 6:13 PM

TACOMA, Wash. -- A Pierce County judge denied a motion to have the state pay for Steven Powell's sex offender treatment.

Powell, who finished serving a 30-month sentence for voyeurism in March, is required to complete the treatment.

Representing himself in court, Powell argued he should have received the treatment while in prison.
But an assistant attorney general said that was not part of Powell's sentence and he wasn't in custody long enough to get it.

Before the judge denied the motion, Powell agreed with the state's argument.

"I have to concede," said Powell.

Powell objected to having news cameras in the courtroom, citing potential vigilantes.

"My life is in danger," said Powell.

Following the hearing, Powell would not answer when asked about any specific death threats.
 

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