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TN senator's chief of staff investigated for child porn

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(WMC-TV) - Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander's chief of staff is being investigated for child pornography.

A search is underway at the home of Ryan Loskarn, who is the chief of staff at Sen. Alexanders' Washington, D.C. office.

Senator Alexander released the following statement regarding the investigation:

"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."

According to Roll Call, the "source for news on Capitol Hill", Loskarn also used to work as the communications director for Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), among other House representatives.

Action News 5 is working to learn more about the allegations. Stay with WMCTV.COM for the latest developments.

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