Explicit videos of underage boys found at Loskarn home, authorities say


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.  (AP Photo/WJLA-TV)

Federal investigators found hundreds of videos depicting underage boys engaging in sexually explicit conduct on a computer hard drive recovered from the home of the former chief of staff to Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), according to court documents filed Thursday.

Jesse Ryan Loskarn appeared in federal court Thursday afternoon to face charges of possessing and distributing child pornography.

Here is the full story, which will be updated with new developments.

 

Ann covers legal affairs in the District and Maryland for the Washington Post. Ann previously covered state government and politics in California, New Hampshire and Maryland. She joined the Post in 2005.

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