(AP) OLYMPIA, Wash. - Documents released Friday show that investigators in Washington recovered hundreds of disturbing, sexualized cartoon images from Josh Powell's computer.
Social Services files released under state public records laws say many of the images included sexual depictions of popular cartoons, including child-focused characters such as Rugrats, Dennis the Menace and SpongeBob SquarePants. Another 15 images, which were, showed 3-D depictions of sex involving parents and their children.
A psychologist initially suggested that Powell continue his supervised visits then declared that the images were of "great concern." She suggested a new evaluation of Powell, which apparently didn't take place before he killed himself and his two sons in a house fire two weeks ago.
Powell's wife, Susan, vanished in Utah two years ago. Powell had been a person of interest in the case but maintained he had taken his sons on a camping trip the night she disappeared.