Ironically similar to something out of the long running TV show’s script, a famed and awarded director was sentenced today to a decade’s long probation stint for both possession and promotion of child pornography. Jason ”Jace” Alexander, the successful director of almost three dozen “Law and Order” episodes in the mid-nineties as well as a plethora of other television shows and programs, was sentenced to ten years to probation for child pornography charges after pleading guilty to the two counts in the beginning of this year.

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The charges

The 52-year-old was arrested in his Westchester county home last year during the summer following the discovery of child pornography files on not only his computers but also his external hard drive at his Hobbs Ferry home by officials. Following the discovery and removal of the child pornography files from Alexander's home, Westchester District Attorney Janet DiFiore released a statement in a press release describing how the officials obtained the files.

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DiFiore said that following a detailed forensic investigation of both the external hard drive as well as the computers discovered “…digital files of children who are less than sixteen years of age engaged in child pornography."

Alexander pled guilty back in January of this year to both of the felonies, one count of possession of media containing a performance of an obscene act by a child, and one count of promoting a sexual performance by a child.

A career shattered

Alexander not only directed thirty two of the still running and very popular and prolific “Law and Order” drama, he was also well known for his additional extensive work in directing, including work on shows such as “The Black List," “Lizzie McGuire," “Tomorrow People," “Rescue Me," and more. Last year, Alexander was elected as the Vice President of the prestigious Directors Guild of America. A visit to their site shows that Alexander has been replaced for that honor. Alexander and his wife have three children.

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It's safe to say that his career is over. #Television #Celebrities #Crime