A Saskatoon man who wrote stories about having sex with children is going to jail.

On Tuesday, a judge sentenced Simon Houston to 15 months in jail, to be followed by three years of probation.

He pleaded guilty earlier this year to distributing child pornography.

Court heard Houston posted stories about having sex with children on a website called the North American Man-Girl Love Association.

In his decision, the judge said pornographic fictional stories stimulate pedophiles and place children at risk in the real world.

In addition to the jail sentence, Houston's name also goes on the sex offender registry. For the next 20 years, he'll be required to stay away from public places where children gather.

The jail sentence is appropriate, said Saskatoon police officer Darren Parisien, who investigated the Houston case.

"If it sends one message to one person that being involved in internet child exploitation is going to result in you going to jail and it protects one child in Saskatoon or anywhere around the world then this sends absolutely the right strong message to those people," he said.

Earlier this year, Houston testified against his brother, Jeremy, who was on trial for downloading pornography. Court heard Jeremy Houston downloaded sexually explicit photographs of children and one of Simon's stories.

Jeremy Houston was sentenced last week to an 18-month conditional sentence, which means he can serve his time in the community under strict conditions.

According to the Crown, there are more than a dozen child porn cases in Saskatoon being dealt with by the justice system this year.