The former director of “Law & Order” was sentenced Tuesday in a New York court after pleading guilty to promoting a sexual performance by a child and possessing an obscene performance by a child.
Law & Order director Jason “Jace” Alexander was sentenced to 10 years’ probation on child pornography charges in a New York courtroom on Tuesday, June 28.
The 52-year-old must register as a sex offender in New York, according to the Associated Press.
As Us Weekly previously reported, Alexander had faced up to seven years in prison after pleading guilty in January to promoting a sexual performance by a child and possessing an obscene performance by a child.
Digital files showing children under 16 engaging in sex acts were found on computers at Alexander’s Dobbs Ferry, New York, home last year, according to prosecutors.
The married father of three directed shows including Rescue Me, The Mysteries of Laura, Raising Hope, Burn Notice and Lizzie McGuire, as well as 32 episodes of Law & Order. The police procedural drama features stories ripped from the headlines, and the franchise, especially Law & Order: SVU, has featured multiple episodes about child pornography.
The son of Emmy and Tony award–winning actress Jane Alexander, he also worked as an actor, playing a robber in the 1995 film Clueless and had a role in Crocodile Dundee II as well as the TV series Royal Pains and 2013 TV movie Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret.
Alexander was a co-executive producer on NBC’s The Blacklist for 16 episodes between 2013 and 2014. He resigned his position as second vice president of the Directors Guild of America after his arrest in July 2015.