'Law and Order' director arrested on child porn charges

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'Law & Order' Director Arrested On Child Porn Charges

Law & Order director Jason "Jace" Alexander was arrested Wednesday on child porn charges, according to the Westchester County District Attorney.

Alexander was charged with felony counts of promoting a sexual performance by a child and possessing an obscene sexual performance by a child after allegedly file-sharing "illegal and obscene performances of sexual conduct by children less than seventeen years of age."

According to the press release from the DA's office, the DA began its investigation on July 24 after determining that the IP address associated with the illegal activity was assigned to Alexander's home.

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Jason 'Jace' Alexander in this mugshot released by the Westchester County District Attorney on July 29, 2015. (Photo via Westchester County District Attorney)
BRIARCLIFF MANOR, NY - OCTOBER 07: Jace Alexander attends the Screen Actors Guild Foundation Inaugural New York Golf Classic at Trump National Golf Club Westchester on October 7, 2013 in Briarcliff Manor, New York. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for SAG Foundation)
LAW & ORDER -- 'House Calls' Episode 21 -- Aired 05/07/2003 -- Pictured: Jerry Orbach as Detective Lennie Briscoe (left) and Director as Jace Alexander (right) -- Photo by: Will Hart/NBCU Photo Bank
NANTUCKET, MA - JUNE 27: Maddie Corman, Jace Alexander and Tom Gilroy attend The 18th Annual Nantucket Film Festival on June 27, 2013 in Nantucket, Massachusetts. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for The Nantucket Film Festival)
LONG ISLAND CITY - NOVEMBER 30: 'Butterfly Effect' -- Poppy Montgomery discusses a scene with director Jace Alexander on the set of UNFORGETTABLE, Tuesday, Jan 3(10:00 - 11:00 PM ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Heather Wines/CBS via Getty Images)
Jace Alexander during 11th Annual Nantucket Film Festival - NBC Universal Screenwriters Tribute to Steve Martin - June 18, 2005 at Sconset Casino in Nantucket, Massachusetts, United States. (Photo by Gail Oskin/WireImage)
NEW YORK - MAY 10: (L-R) Jace Alexander and wife Maddie Cornman pose at a cocktail hour held before 'Our Time Theatre Company's 2nd Annual Benefit Gala' honoring Dr. Alan Rabinowitz May 10, 2004 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Kent/Getty Images)
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After a search warrant was granted, the press release states, the director's home was searched and "examination of computers and external hard drives removed from the location revealed digital files of children who are less than sixteen years of age engaged in child pornography."

The director's bail is set at $10,000 and is set for a court appearance on Nov. 19 at Dobbs Ferry Village Court.

Alexander faces a maximum sentence of seven years in state prison.

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