Jace Alexander attends the Screen Actors Guild Foundation in 2013 Credit: Theo Wargo/Getty Images

Law & Order director Jason “Jace” Alexander is about to experience the same legal proceedings that some of the fictional criminals on his show go through. The longtime TV director, 51, has pleaded guilty to charges of child pornography, the Associated Press reports

According to the AP, Alexander was charged with promoting a sexual performance by a child and possessing an obscene performance by a child.

Digital files of the alleged material were found in Alexander’s New York home.

Alexander will be sentenced in early May. He could face up to seven years in prison.

The TV veteran has directed top shows like The Blacklist, The Tomorrow People, Raising Hope, Lipstick Jungle, Royal Pains, Rescue Me, Burn Notice and Lizzie McGuire, as well as 32 episodes of Law & Order

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