Jason Alexander, the director of multiple episodes of “Law & Order” and “The Blacklist,” has been arrested on charges of child pornography, Westchester District Attorney Janet DiFiore announced Wednesday in a press release.
The 42-year-old director 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. The arrest was the result of a probe that began on Friday when an investigator in the local D.A.’s office downloaded child pornography from an IP address in Westchester County, New York, that was eventually traced back to Alexander’s home. Police searched his home and found “digital files of children who are less than 16 years of age” on computers and external hard drives that were found in the home.
He was released on $10,000 bail, and his next court date is Nov. 19, 2015. If he is found guilty, he could serve the maximum sentence of seven years in a state prison.
Alexander was recently elected the second vice president of the Directors Guild of America. In addition to his work on “Law & Order” and “The Blacklist,” he has also helmed episodes of FX’s “Rescue Me,” NBC’s “The Mysteries of Laura,” and CBS’ “Unforgettable” and “Scorpion.”