SEATTLE -- Hundreds of pages of reports from the Department of Social and Human Services regarding Charlie andBraden Powell reveal details about living conditions inside the Puyallup house they temporarily lived in with their father and grandfather.
Multiple times, counselors and administrators at Carson Elementary notified DSHS, concerned about statements Charlie, 7, made while at school.
In one instance on February 18, 2011, an administrator reported Charlie told a group of kids, The Mormons killed my brother and my mom.
In June, administrators said Charlie told a little boy he was going to come to [his] house at night and kill [him] because he hated Mormons and made other similar statements about hating Jews and Christians. The counselor noted this wasn't the first time Charlie made that sort of statement.
Pierce County deputies raided the Puyallup home of Josh Powell's father, Steven Powell, onAugust 25. At the time, Steven was living with Josh, Charlie,Braden, Josh's sister Alina and Josh's brother John. DSHSworkers noted John had previously been seen both nude and wearing a diaper. In his room, workers said John had a hangman's noose and gallows set up, as well as a poster of a woman with a sword in her genitals protruding out of her stomach.
Around this time, a DSHSagent documented Charlie telling him the best way to bury a bear. Charlie said it included digging a hole, putting the bear in the hole, covering it with rocks, a tree, and then planting raspberries because they would taste the best.
In a September 22 report, DSHS workers comment on the amount of pornography found in Steven Powell's room, noting some of it was child pornography. Workers said Josh Powell cannot be excluded from being involved because he works with computers and some of the images are sophisticated.
The next day, Steven Powell pleaded not guilty to child pornography and voyeurism charges in Pierce County court. During a DSHS interview with Josh Powell that day, Josh said it was likely that his father's obsession with Susan Powell, Josh's missing wife, was likely to come out.
Following the September report, Charlie and Braden, 5, were interviewed separately by DSHS agent, however, neither boy wanted to talk about their family and said everything was fine at home.
During a September 27 supervised visit with Josh Powell, Braden told a social worker he did not want to see his father. After agreeing to the visit, the agent observed Josh Powell telling the boys, Make sure you tell people how much fun we have every weekend.
The foster parents who took care of Charlie andBraden also provided DSHSwith information about what the boys said. They noted Charlie made several statements regarding his hatred for the church, God and Jesus. They said Charlie stated, Do you know God gave the church to a man in Utah and he is trying to get me, Utah is in the desert and he wants to take me to the desert. That's why we moved here.
Images of cartoon incest found onJosh Powell's computer
Josh Powell had hundreds of images of disturbing cartoon sex and graphic depictions of incest on his home computer, something Utah authorities investigating his wife's disappearance kept private for about two years.
A Washington state psychologist who had previously said Powell's strong parenting skills should allow him to continue supervised visits altered her assessment after reviewing the images, calling them a great concern and suggesting a more intense evaluation of the father. That conclusion came just six days before he killed himself and two sons in an explosive house fire two weeks ago.
Many of the approximately 400 images described in the state social services included sexual depictions of popular cartoons, including child-focused characters such as Rugrats, Dennis the Menace and SpongeBob SquarePants. Another 15 images showed 3-D depictions of sex involving parents and their children.
Powell had initially told the psychologist that he visited only pornography sites featuring adults.
Given the gaps of information about Mr. Powell there seems reason to conclude he may not presently be a stable and appropriate resource for his children, wrote Dr. James Manley in a follow-up report.
Washington officials overseeing the care of Powell's children first got word of the graphic content in November, when a Utah investigator wrote in an email that they were looking to disclose to social workers about 5-6 images recovered in 2009 shortly after Susan Powell's disappearance.
But two months later, social worker Forest Jacobson wrote that the images weren't received until mid-January and told the psychologist it is now clear there are many more images than initially indicated.
A spokesman for the West Valley City police in Utah did not return a call seeking comment Friday.
KING 5 News crews continues to review the hundreds of pages of documents. More details will be posted throughout the day. Watch KING 5 News at 5 and 6:30 for a complete report on the developments.