A Pottawatomie County jury on Thursday convicted a 77-year-old Tecumseh man in an aggravated child pornography case and recommended he serve 20 years in prison and pay a $25,000 fine.

A Pottawatomie County jury on Thursday convicted a 77-year-old Tecumseh man in an aggravated child pornography case and recommended he serve 20 years in prison and pay a $25,000 fine.

The trial for Philip Jan Cannon began Monday in Pottawatomie County District Court and concluded Thursday after the jury deliberated for 20 minutes.

First Assistant District Attorney Adam Panter said Cannon stood trial on a single count of aggravated possession of child pornography, with the case involving about 1,500 photographs of evidence.

A count of felony child sexual abuse that was originally filed with the 2016 case was dismissed back in March, court records show.

The jury, after announcing their guilty verdict, recommended the maximum sentence and fine — 20 years in prison and a $25,000 fine. Cannon, who was out of jail on bond, was remanded into custody and will remain jailed in the Pottawatomie County Public Safety Center until his formal sentencing on June 27. A pre-sentence investigation was ordered.

Cannon was originally arrested in 2016 after obscene photographs of young girls were found at a warehouse building he owned in downtown Tecumseh.

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation was originally asked to investigate the case after allegations were made about images of young girls being found by a person hired to work on the buildings.

During the search, agents collected evidence including printed color and black-and-white pictures showing what appeared to be underage nude females.

Panter said the conviction brings affirmation and closure for the victims involved.

The photos confiscated in the case included random photos that were printed as well as photos taken from as far back as the 1950s and 60s, Panter said, along with digital images found on a computer.