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A computer in Josh Powell’s home had animated images that depicted “incestuous” sex, authorities say.

Pierce County Sheriff’s Detective Ed Troyer said Thursday night that the images collected by investigators from Powell’s home computer in Utah two years ago were realistic computer-generated depictions of “incestuous” parent-child relations. The images were disconcerting enough that they prompted a psychologist to recommend last week that Powell undergo an intensive psychosexual evaluation.

An attorney for Powell’s in-laws wasn’t invited to see the materials before a custody hearing last week. Lawyer Steve Downing says he might have asked the court to change the terms of Powell’s supervised visitation with the boys — if he had seen the images.

A few days after the hearing, Josh Powell torched his home, killing himself and the two young children.

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