Senator's Chief of Staff Ryan Loskarn Arrested for Child Pornography

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-12_c2e9679b22.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) -- Ryan Loskarn, the chief of staff to Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., has been arrested following allegations of child pornography. Loskarn, the chief of staff in Alexander's Washington, D.C., office, had been placed on administrative leave after the child pornography allegations surfaced, the senator said Wednesday.

Law enforcement agents are also searching Loskarn's home.

Alexander said, "I am stunned, surprised and disappointed by what I have learned. Based on this information, I immediately placed Mr. Loskarn on administrative leave without pay."

"The office is fully cooperating with the investigation," Alexander added.

Loskarn has worked on Capitol Hill for years, previously working in the offices of former Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., and Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn.

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