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Sen. Alexander's DC chief of staff on leave; child porn investigation ongoing

The Knoxville News-Sentinel • Dec 17, 2015 at 5:37 PM

(MCT) - The chief of staff of Sen. Lamar Alexander's Washington office is on unpaid administrative leave regarding an investigation involving child pornography, according to an announcement Wednesday from Alexander.

"I was just informed by the United States Senate legal counsel's office that law enforcement agents are conducting a search of the personal residence of Ryan Loskarn, the chief of staff of my Washington, D.C., office regarding allegations involving child pornography. I am stunned, surprised and disappointed by what I have learned," a statement by Alexander reads.

The Maryville Republican said he "immediately" put Loskarn on unpaid leave.

"The office is fully cooperating with the investigation," according to Alexander's statement.

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