A Monahans man is heading to federal prison for having child pornography.
24-year-old Travis Whidden was sentenced to a little more than nine years behind bar in Midland on Thursday.
He plead guilty back in March.
Investigators found over a thousand pictures on his computer after they were tipped off by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
Whidden could have received as many as 20 years in prison.