Dun dun! ‘Law & Order’ director Jason Alexander (no, not that one) has some explaining to do after being charged with a serious crime.
Jason “Jace” Alexander was charged with two felony counts involving child pornography on Wednesday, July 29. The producer and director, whose credits include a longtime role directing Law & Order, now faces a maximum of seven years in prison for his alleged crimes. What would Jack McCoy and Lennie Briscoe think about this??
Jace was charged with “possessing and file-sharing illegal and obscene performances of sexual conduct by children less than 17 years of age,” according to Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore. Awful.
The reason he was charged? “A forensic examination of computers and external hard drives removed from [Jason’s house] revealed digital files of children who are less than sixteen years of age engaged in child pornography,” the DA’s office said in a statement, after an investigator recovered the evidence from his home on July 24. The investigator traced a download of child porn to an IP address assigned to the residence; this allowed police to serve Jace with a search warrant.
Jason, whose credits also include The Blacklist and Royal Pains, was charged with one count of promoting a sexual performance by a child, and one count of possessing an obscene sexual performance by a child. We can’t imagine what these children and their parents have been going through. What a heartbreaking situation.
As for Jace, his bail has been set at $10,000 cash. If convicted of these two felonies, he could spend up to seven years in a state prison. His court date has been set for November 19. HollywoodLifers, are you shocked that Jason has been charged with possession of child pornography? Tell us in the comments and be sure to take our poll!
— Samantha Wilson