‘Law & Order’ Director Arrested on Child Pornography Charges
Sometimes, life imitates art, as this is straight out of an episode of Law & Order: SVU.
Jason “Jace” Alexander, an actor and director behind multiple episodes of Law & Order and Rescue Me, was arrested Wednesday on child pornography charges.
According to Entertainment Weekly, the 42-year-old Alexander is facing one felony count of “promoting a sexual performance by a child” and one felony count of “possessing an obscene sexual performance by a child”.
This all started last Friday, when an investigator from the office for Westchester County (N.Y.) District Attorney Janet DiFiore downloaded child pornography that had been traced to a specific, local IP address. The IP address allegedly originated from the home of Alexander, and a resulting search of turned up “digital files of children who are less than 16 years of age engaged in child pornography.”
Alexander, who was also an executive producer on The Blacklist in its first season, is due in court for his hearing on November 19. If convicted, he could face up to seven years in prison.
Of course, whether he’s convicted or not, this is bad news for his career. Alexander was elected second vice-president of the Directors Guild of America just last month, a position he might not get to keep. This is just an ugly situation, all-around, unless there’s some other explanation for why he has all those files on his computer.
Maybe he can take pointers from Subway’s Jared Fogle on how to handle a situation like this.