A former Mrs. Orange County pleaded not guilty Friday to child pornography charges.
Meghan Breanna Alt — a 25-year-old Irvine resident who won the competition in and went on to contend for the Mrs. California title — faces one felony count of possession and control of child pornography, three felony counts of a lewd act on a child under age 14 and a sentencing enhancement of substantial sexual conduct with a child.
Prosecutors contend that Alt took sexually explicit photos of a 4-year-old female relative and used her cellphone to distribute the pictures in exchange for money and gifts.
During a hearing Friday in Orange County Superior Court, Alt answered brief procedural questions.
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