Law & Order Director Arrested on Child Pornography Charges
07/29/2015 AT 10:00 PM EDT
Westchester Country District Attorney, Janet DiFiore, announced in a statement on Wednesday that Alexander has been charged with one felony count of promoting a sexual performance by a child and one felony count of possessing an obscene sexual performance by a child.
"On July 24, 2015, an investigator from the Westchester County District Attorney's Office downloaded child pornography from an IP (internet protocol) address in Westchester County. The District Attorney's Office began its investigation and pursuant to a subpoena, it was determined that the IP address was assigned to the defendant's home. A search warrant was subsequently executed at the defendant's home address,” the statement read.
According to DiFiore, a forensic examination of computers and external hard drives turned up digital files of children under 16 engaged in acts of pornography.
Alexander, 51, was later released on $10,00 bail. He's due back in court on Nov 19 and faces up to seven years in prison if found guilty.
The director worked on Law & Order from 1994 to 2005. His other credits include episodes of Rescue Me, The Blacklist, and The Practice.