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Ex-'Top Chef: Just Desserts' contestant indicted for child porn

Oct. 21, 2011 at 10:58 AM ET

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Morgan Wilson as he appeared on "Top Chef: Just Desserts."

A former "Top Chef: Just Desserts" season one contestant, Morgan Wilson, was indicted on Oct. 6 on three second-degree felony counts of possession of child pornography in Plano, Tex., according to The Plano Star-Courier.

The 38-year-old was under investigation for some time. According to the Star-Courier, police searched his home in September 2010 "after undercover investigators received several file transfers from Wilson's computer via Limewire." The files allegedly contained photos and videos of young children engaged in improper acts.

Wilson was arrested Dec. 7.

According to TODAY.com contributor Andy Dehnart's website, RealityBlurred.com, Wilson was not a pleasant contestant on the show, aiming homophobic and violent comments at other competitors. (Warning: link contains strong language.) The site also reports that Wilson often spoke of his then 7-year-old son.

The investigation of Wilson occurred while season one of the reality series was airing, though his arrest and subsequent indictment came after the first season ended.  A Bravo spokesperson had no comment.

Wilson -- who the Star-Courier said had been hired in 2007 as the executive pastry chef at Dallas' Ritz Carlton -- was released on Dec. 16, 2010, on a $10,000 bond with the stipulation that he not access any computer without monitoring software. He is scheduled to appear in court on Oct. 27.

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