Monahans Man Sentenced for Having Child Pornography

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

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.