Monday, 12 October 2015

NEWS: Former Beauty Queen Arrested and Charged with Child Pornography

Meghan Alt
A former beauty pageant and mother of three was allegedly arrested and charged with producing and distributing child pornography​, according to the ​Orange County Register. 

25-year-old Meghan Breanna Alt and ex Mrs Orange County 2014, who competed in Mrs California 2014 was busted and arrested after sending pornographic images of a 4-year-old girl to U.S Marine stationed in Southern California in exchange for money and other goods. The 4-year-old is said to be a relative of Alt's but police did not specify how they were related. The investigation was instigated by Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) officials who discovered discovered the pornographic images. Alt was arrested in San Diego County on Wednesday, Oct 7th, 2015 during a traffic stop and brought in for questioning. 

According to the ​Orange County Register,  ​Alt confessed to the crimes during an interview with police. Alt also reportedly advertised for sexual encounters on Craigslist in exchange for money and gifts and in at least one of the exchanges her children were present. Police said Alt's husband knew nothing of her alleged involvement in pornography. He took custody of their children following her arrest.
Police say they're concerned there may be more victims.

Alt faces charges including ​three felony charge of lewd act upon a child under 14​ and one felony charge of possession and control of child pornography. She could have more than 14 years in prison if convicted, according to KTLA. Alt is scheduled to be arraigned on Oct. 30. She is currently being held in jail in lieu of $100,000 bail. 

According to her Facebook page, she works for Young Living Essential Oils, a health company based in Utah. Her business car says she is an 'independent distributor, personal trainer, raindrop technique specialist'. 

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