UPDATED, 4:45 PM: TV director Jace Alexander was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years’ probation on child pornography charges in New York. The former Law & Order helmer had pleaded guilty in January to promoting a sexual performance by a child and possessing an obscene performance by a child. He had faced up to seven years in prison. Alexander also must register as a sex offender in New York.
PREVIOUS, January 19, 7:45 PM: TV director Jace Alexander today pleaded guilty to child pornography charges in Manhattan. Westchester County DA Janet DiFiore said the former Law & Order helmer entered the plea to charges of promoting a sexual performance by a child and possessing an obscene performance by a child. Sentencing is set for May 3. Alexander faces a seven-year prison term.
PREVIOUS EXCLUSIVE, August 3: Five days after the former Law & Order director was arrested on child pornography charges, he no longer is Second Vice-President of the Directors Guild of America. Where Jace Alexander’s name and face were just earlier today on the DGA website, there’s now a blank space and the word “Open.” Alexander resigned Monday, sources say. “The DGA will elect a new Second Vice President at its October National Board meeting,” said a Guild spokesperson today.
Alexander, who was elected Second Vice President of the DGA in late June, faces up to seven years in prison for the felony charges. He was released on $10,000 bail today and will be back in court on November 19. Alexander was apprehended on July 29 by law enforcement in Westchester County, NY for “possessing and file-sharing illegal and obscene performances of sexual conduct by children less than seventeen years of age.”
Alexander also sits on the guild’s Eastern Directors Council, and it is unclear at present if he has resigned from that as well. The journeyman director was appointed to fill a vacant seat on the DGA national board of directors in January 2012. The next year, he was elected DGA 4th vice president. Like all DGA elections, which are held at the Guild’s biennial conventions, it was conducted in secret. The DGA did not say who, if anyone, ran against him, or how many delegate votes he received.