'Law & Order' Director Arrested on Child Pornography Charges

by Meredith B. Kile 4:18 PM PDT, July 29, 2015
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Television director, actor, and producer Jason "Jace" Alexander was charged on Wednesday with two felony counts "for possessing and file-sharing illegal and obscene performances of sexual conduct by children less than seventeen years of age," according to Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore.

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Alexander is being charged with one count of promoting a sexual performance by a child and one count of possessing an obscene sexual performance by a child, both felonies. According to the Westchester County DA's office, he was apprehended after an investigator traced a July 24 download of child pornography to an IP address assigned to his home, which allowed police to obtain a search warrant.

"A forensic examination of computers and external hard drives removed from the location revealed digital files of children who are less than sixteen years of age engaged in child pornography," the DA’s office announced in a statement to ET.

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The long-time TV director and producer is best known for his work on Law & Order, but has over 50 television directing credits to his name, most recently episodes of Backstrom, Scorpion and Unforgettable.

Alexander faces a maximum sentence of seven years in state prison. His bail was set at $10,000 cash and he is set to appear in court in Nov. 19.