'Law & Order' Director Jace Alexander Admits To Child Pornography Charges

12:08 AM EST 1/21/2016 by Rhea Pruto, Celebeat Reporter

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"Law & Order" director has been found to be in possession of child pornographic materials. He may face seven years of prison for this.

Page Six reports that according to Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore, Jason "Jace" Alexander has on Tuesday pleaded guilty to child pornography charges in New York. The director admitted to promoting sexual performance by a child, as well as having an obscene performance by a child in his personal computer files. 

Last year, prosecutors said the director, who has also worked on "The Blacklist" and "Rescue Me," has several files showing minors engaging in sexually explicit acts on computers at his Dobbs Ferry, New York, residence. The discovery came as a result of an investigation that was launched after the DA's office downloaded child pornography traced to a local IP address originating from the director's personal address, Entertainment Weekly reported. These charges are associated with seven years in state prison if convicted. His bond was set at $10,000. 

The director's portfolio includes 32 episodes of the original "Law and Order," as well as 19 instalments of "Rescue Me." Aside from being a director, he is also an actor and a producer. He appeared in several television shows and TV movies. He co-produced "Blacklist" for 16 episodes and directed some of the episodes from top-rated shows like "The Tomorrow People," "Raising Hope," "Lipstick Jungle," "Royal Pains," "Burn Notice" and "Lizzie McGuire." 

These charges come as a surprise. He was just elected second vice president of the Directors Guild of America in late June 2015. In August, just five days after he was charged, he resigned from the post, as reported by Deadline. Thereafter, Brooke Kennedy was elected to replace him. Kennedy's portfolio included "The Good Wife" and "Third Watch." She has been a DGA board member since 2013. Matthew Penn replaced the spot Kennedy vacated on the board.

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