Morgan Wilson, Top Chef Finalist, Indicted on Child Porn Charges

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Morgan Wilson, the hothead who made it to the finals on season one of Top Chef, was indicted earlier this month on child porn charges, according to reports.

Three second-degree felony charges were filed October 6. Morgan stands accused of possession of the material with intent to promote child pornography.

Wilson was arrested December 7 “after undercover investigators received several file transfers from Wilson’s computer via Limewire in September 2010.

Morgan Wilson Mug Shot

The files allegedly contained "images and videos of children as young as toddlers engaged in sexual acts,” according to the Plano, Texas, Star-Courier.

Wilson, 38, was shown three images that were downloaded by investigators in an initial search and he admitted that he viewed the images to the police.

Wilson, whose employer (the Ritz Carlton Dallas) would not comment on his status as the executive pastry chef, was released from jail on a $10,000 bond.

He must not have access to any computer without monitoring software until further notice. He must appear before a judge to face the charges Thursday.

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