A City of Saskatoon employee has been jailed after he used his work computer to look at pornographic images of children.

Errol Stanley Hudec, 47, pleaded guilty Tuesday in a Saskatoon courtroom to a charge of possessing child pornography.

He was sentenced to 45 days in jail, plus three years' probation. During that time, he's forbidden to access the internet or go to parks.

Hudec, who was first suspended and ultimately fired from his $48,000 a year job as an assessment support technician, told the judge he deeply regrets his actions and promised it will never happen again.

Saskatoon police Sgt. Darren Parisien said demand for online pornography has increased the threat that children will be exploited.

"The globalization of and increase of online sexual exploitation of children is a direct result of the demand because there's so many people who want to see this material that it helps drive that production and abuse of children worldwide."