10/24/2011 at 09:00 AM EDT
A finalist from the first season
of Top Chef: Just Desserts
has been charged with possession and intent to distribute child pornography.
, 38, of Plano, Texas, was indicted on three second-degree felony charges and could face up to 10 years in jail if convicted, the Plano Star-Courier
Wilson, who was a controversial and hot-tempered contestant
on the Bravo show, prone to angry outbursts, was arrested last December after undercover investigators received file transfers from his computer that allegedly contained images and videos of children as young as toddlers engaged in sexual acts.
He was indicted earlier this month and is scheduled to appear before a Collin County judge on Oct. 27. He is free on bond with a promise that he will not access the Web without monitoring software.
Wilson has worked as the executive pastry chef at the Ritz-Carlton in Dallas, though when contacted by the Star-Courier
, the hotel refused to comment on his employment status. Wilson's attorney, Roy L. Merrill, declined to comment as well.