A Gloucester County man has pleaded guilty to possessing 600 images of child pornography, authorities said.

Dean Minnix, 54, admitted in U.S. District Court in Camden on Friday that he downloaded hundreds of Internet images of children engaged in sexually explicit conduct. FBI agents found the images on the hard drive of Minnix's computer during a July 27 raid at his home, said Greg Reinert, spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's Office.

Judge Renée M. Bumb released Minnix on $100,000 bail pending sentencing scheduled for March 7.

- Sam Wood