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Senator: Staffer’s home searched in investigation

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NASHVILLE (AP) — U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander says his chief of staff has been placed on leave after learning the staffer’s home was being searched as part of a child pornography investigation.

Photo by Brandon Hicks Sen. Lamar Alexander is shown during a visit to Elizabethton in April of 2012.

Photo by Brandon Hicks
Sen. Lamar Alexander is shown during a visit to Elizabethton in April of 2012.

 

In a news release Tuesday, the Tennessee Republican said he had just been informed by the Senate legal counsel’s office that law enforcement agents were conducting a search of Ryan Loskarn’s home. Loskarn is the chief of staff in Alexander’s Washington, D.C., office.

Alexander says he was “stunned, surprised and disappointed” by the news.

He says that he immediately placed Loskarn on administrative leave without pay and that his office is fully cooperating with the investigation.

Alexander is a former Tennessee governor and has also served as the U.S. Secretary of Education. He was first elected to the Senate in 2002.

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