The former chair of the Taber police commission in southern Alberta has pleaded guilty to two child pornography charges.

However, seven other charges — including possession and distribution of child porn — have been withdrawn.

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Curtis Paradee pleaded guilty to communicating with a person under 18 on the Internet for the purpose of committing an offence and accessing child pornography.

Curtis Paradee, 42, was arrested last June following an investigation between Alberta police and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

It followed allegations from a girl south of the border who claimed to be involved in a cyber relationship with an older man.

"Mr. Paradee has entered a guilty plea with respect to one charge of communicating with an individual over a computer under the age of 18, but over the age of 16, and one count of accessing child pornography," said Paradee's lawyer Doug Carle.

Carle says his client is very sorry for what has happened and is seeking help. He will be recommending no jail time because Paradee does not have a record and Carle says he is unlikely to reoffend.

Paradee is set to return to court Tuesday for a sentencing date.