COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa — A western Iowa man has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for possessing child pornography.

The U.S. Attorney’s office for the Southern District of Iowa says 56-year-old James Lee Palmer, of Missouri Valley, was sentenced Tuesday in Council Bluffs. There is no parole in the federal system.

Palmer pleaded guilty in April to the single count after a search of his home last year by police turned up computers that contained more than 300 images of child pornography.