Jason “Jace” Alexander, best known for directing NBC’s Law & Order, has been sentenced to 10 years of probation for two counts of child pornography.
The director was sentenced on Tuesday June 28 after he pleaded guilty to child pornography charges back in January. The charges included one count of promoting a sexual performance by a child, and one count of possessing an obscene sexual performance by a minor. Alexander was expected to face up to 7 years in prison, but was granted a lesser sentence of probation.
Alexander was arrested in July 2015 after a forensic examination found 15 digital files of child pornography on his computer and external hard drives. Westchester Country District Attorney Janet DiFiore said an investigator from her office found the material online on July 24, 2015, and traced it to an IP address that originated from Alexander’s house. He was released on $10,000 after being charged. His legal team declined to comment on his arrest.
In addition to Law & Order, the 52-year-old director worked on the television series Black List and Rescue Me. A month before the arrest, Alexander was elected to be a vice-president of the Directors Guild of America.