SANTA ANA (CBSLA.com) — A former “Mrs. Orange County” faced federal charges Thursday on suspicion of creating child pornography with a 4-year-old relative and selling it to a Marine stationed in Southern California, authorities said.

Meghan Breanna Alt, 25, of Irvine, was arrested following a traffic stop in San Diego County on Wednesday, according to Orange County Sheriff’s Lt. Jeff Hallock.

Alt was under surveillance at the time of her arrest, Hallock said.

She is accused of sending sexually explicit imagines of the 4-year-old girl to the Marine in exchange for cash and gifts, Hallock said.

Alt is also suspected of advertising unspecified services online that sometimes led to her having sex with clients in exchange for money with her children present, Hallock alleged.

Authorities say Meghan Breanna Alt used a 4-year-old family member to manufacture child pornography and electronically distribute it for financial gain.

Authorities say Meghan Breanna Alt used a 4-year-old family member to manufacture child pornography and electronically distribute it for financial gain. (Photo courtesy OCSD)

Investigators were led to Halt after the Naval Criminal Investigative Service alerted federal and county law enforcement involved in the multi-agency Orange County Child Exploitation Task Force about the child pornography, according to Hallock.

Winner of the Ms. Orange County pageant last year and a competitor in the 2014 Mrs. California contest, Alt is also an active member in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in San Clemente and Irvine, where investigators believe she worked with young children as a volunteer, Hallock said.

She was booked on suspicion of production and distribution of child pornography and lewd and lascivious conduct with a child, Hallock said.

Alt was being held in lieu of $100,000 bail and is set to appear in court Oct. 9.

Anyone with information regarding additional victims is asked to call the Orange County Sheriff’s Department’s Special Victim’s Unit at (714) 647-7418 or (714) 647-7000. Anonymous tips may also be submitted to Orange County Crime Stoppers at 855-TIP-OCCS (855-847-6227) or at OCCrimeStoppers.org.

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