“Top Chef: Just Desserts” season 1 finalist Morgan Wilson was by no means a fan favorite, but no one could’ve predicted the true level of his villainy.
AOL TV dug up a story from the Dallas-area Pegasus News outlining child pornography charges levied against the now-former Ritz-Carlton Dallas pastry chef. Apparently, just weeks after Wilson finished second on the Bravo reality show, he was arrested after investigators received file transfers of child pornography from Wilson’s computer.
The 38-year-old was booked on Dec. 7, 2010 for sending undercover investigators videos and photos of children and toddlers engaging in sexual acts. In September 2010, he admitted to police that he had viewed three images investigators downloaded from his computer, which were then further examined by the FBI. He was released after his arrest on a $10,000 bond and the promise that he would not have access to a computer without monitoring software.
Wilson was indicted Oct. 6 on three charges of possession with intent to promote child pornography — a second-degree felony, Pegasus reports. He will appear in front of a judge on Oct. 27.
Although Wilson was listed on the Ritz-Carlton website as an employee Thursday (Oct. 20) morning, his name has been removed. However, his contestant profile is still posted on Bravo’s “Top Chef: Just Desserts” season one page.
Viewers might recall that despite Wilson’s troublemaking and confidence in his abilities (that some might consider arrogance); he also frequently spoke sweetly of his young son.