Senate Aide Arrested For Possessing Child Pornography

Republican aide placed on leave.

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This image from video provided by WJLA-TV shows Ryan Loskarn, chief of staff to Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., being escorted from his Washington home by U.S. Postal Inspector police on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013.

Updated: 6:35 p.m.

The chief of staff to a senior Republican senior was arrested Wednesday on charges of possessing and distributing child pornography, the Justice Department said.

Law enforcement officials on Wednesday searched the home of Ryan Loskarn, the top aide to Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander, according to Alexander’s office.

“I am stunned, surprised and disappointed by what I have learned,” Alexander said in the statement. “Based on this information, I immediately placed Mr. Loskarn on administrative leave without pay. The office is fully cooperating with the investigation.”

Loskarn, 35, has been the chief of staff to Alexander, a veteran conservative and former presidential candidate, since 2011. Prior to that, Loskarn was staff director for the Senate GOP conference. Considered an up-and-coming Republican strategist, he was named to the “Fabulous 50” list in 2009 by the Capitol Hill newspaper Roll Call. 

Loskarn will be arraigned Thursday morning, Justice Department spokesman Peter Carr said Wednesday, the Associated Press reports.

Loskarn could not immediately be reached for comment Wednesday afternoon, with calls to his cell phone going straight to voicemail.

5 comments
okinard
okinard

And they have the gall to blame democrats for being loose and dumb but they neglet to look in the mirror. I realize that just not Republicans are lewd,lack moral values but why is it that they seem to be the ones that commit the worst offensenses while preaching their messed up sense of values. What could be worse than child porn, I consider this worse than murder, just how low can any one get?

Troy
Troy

And the hits just keep on rolling.  The party of perverts has another one bite the dust.  Once again another high ranking republican official proves  that the best place for a pervert to hide is behind the party of "family values", The GOP, which must stand for Grand Old Pedophiles.