PANAMA CITY — A Bay County man has been sentenced to more than six years in federal prison for possession of child pornography, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

Curtis Jason Jones, 39, of Panama City Beach, was sentenced to 78 months in prison Thursday after pleading guilty on Oct. 12 to possession of child pornography.

In March 2015, law enforcement officers received information that Jones was in possession of child pornography. In June 2015, officers executed a search warrant on Jones’s residence. Forensic examinations of the electronic items seized during the search revealed hundreds of images and one video of child pornography, including 56 images and one video file containing known child victims previously identified by law enforcement. The child pornography images that Jones possessed showed children who appeared to be between 10 and 5 years of age.