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Sen. Lamar Alexander Names New Chief of Staff Amid Child Porn Allegations

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UPDATE: In the wake of child pornography allegations against his chief of staff, Senator Lamar Alexander has filled the position left vacant by former chief of staff Ryan Loskarn amid the investigation. 


Alexander issued the following statement regarding Loskarn and his replacement. 


Earlier today, I was informed by the United States Senate legal counsels office that law enforcement agents were conducting a search of the personal residence of Ryan Loskarn, who has been 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. Based on this information, I immediately placed Mr. Loskarn on administrative leave without pay. The office is fully cooperating with the investigation."


The courts will judge Mr. Loskarns guilt or innocence, but under these circumstances, he cannot continue to fulfill his duties as chief of staff of this office. Therefore, as of today, I have removed him from the payroll.


NASHVILLE, Tenn.-- Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) is "stunned" after revelations law enforcement is conducting an investigation involving his chief of staff for allegations of child pornography. 



Senator Alexander issued the following statement. 


"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. Based on this information, I immediately placed Mr. Loskarn on administrative leave without pay. The office is fully cooperating with the investigation."


The chief of staff has been placed on leave. 

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