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Dobbs Ferry Actor/Director, 51, Charged With Possession Of Child Porn

Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander Photo Credit: Westchester County District Attorney

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- A 51-year-old Dobbs Ferry man with an accomplished career as an actor and director has been charged with possession of child pornography, Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore announced on Wednesday.

Jason Alexander of Bellair Drive was charged with possessing and file-sharing illegal and obscene performances of sexual conduct by children less than 17 years of age, DiFiore said.

Alexander, known as "Jace," is the son of actress Jane Alexander, according to reports, and has directed such TV shows as "Law & Order" and "The Practice." Alexander is a second vice president of the Directors Guild of America, according to Variety .

An investigator from the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office downloaded child pornography from an Internet protocol address in Westchester County on July 24. The District Attorney’s Office began its investigation and it was determined that the IP address was assigned to the defendant’s home.

A search warrant was subsequently executed at Alexander's home address.

A forensic examination of computers and external hard drives removed from the location revealed digital files of children who are less than 16 years of age engaged in child pornography, DiFiore said.

Alexander was charged with one count of promoting a sexual performance by a child, a class D felony; one count of possessing an obscene sexual performance by a child, a class E felony;

Alexander was arraigned in Dobbs Ferry Village Court. Bail was set at $10,000 cash. His next court date is Nov. 19. He faces a maximum sentence of seven years in state prison.

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