Updated 2:02 p.m. ET, 1/24/2014
(CNN) - A former U.S. Senate aide who was charged last month with possessing child pornography was found dead Thursday in a Maryland home where he's been living with relatives, the Carroll County Sheriff's Office in Maryland said.
Investigators preliminarily believe Jesse Ryan Loskarn "may have taken his own life," the office said.
His parents, Chuck and Gay Loskarn, issued a statement saying they are "devastated" by his death and asked for privacy.
"We loved our son very much," they said. "Pray for him, his family and friends."
Loskarn, 35, was U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander's chief of staff when Loskarn was arrested in December. Alexander, R-Tennessee, quickly replaced him.
An affidavit from a U.S. postal inspector alleged Loskarn made several purchases in 2010 and 2011 from a Canadian company selling sexually explicit DVDs and streaming videos, the majority of which featured underage nude boys.
Federal investigators also said that in October, child pornography files were being offered for download on an Internet peer-to-peer network linked to Loskarn's residential IP address.
It included a 28-minute video of graphic material featuring children reportedly as young as 6 years old, authorities said.
Loskarn, a Maryland native who had previously worked for two Republican House members and the House Rules Committee and the Senate Republican Conference, did not enter a plea during an appearance in U.S. District Court on January 12.
And society is better off.
Oh those family values.
Obamas denial of benghazi caused this obviously
this makes boehner cry. oh wait.
Well I would like to pray for his family and their eventual healing but as to him, thank you dude for the doing the right thing!
What does it say about the GOP? A bunch of Pedos.
He was an undercover DEMOCRAT....poor guy was born that way........NOT.....
Sounds like someone didn't want to face what he had done....Coward!
So now it's official: Repubs will LITERALLY choose death over admitting they're wrong.
Would that ALL politicians, regardless of party affiliation, would fall on their sword in a situation such as this.
I feel for his family, especially those who found him.
There are too many criminals, both indicted and yet to be indicted, working in powerful positions who SHOULD be serving time for their sins.
the Koch brothers took him out.
Interesting how on the one hand you have the gay Democrats and on the other hand you have the Republican pedophiles.
And in between all of that both sides chasing the skirts.
With dope smokers and atheism on both sides as well.
And we are told to stand up and be counted and not sit on the side lines and complain by voting. Because if we want change we have get involved in the political process.
But for over 200 years now the great America con/lie has been our votes really matter.
Doesn`t surprise me, this guy was mentally ill.
And you know this because.....
the Koch brothers exterminated him
He's in a better place now...
I'm sure Fox noise will somehow spin it and link this to the president, Benghazi, IRS, Solandra, NSA, etc.
He was as sick as being dead anyway. Hope all pedos follow suit. Good!
Republican family values..
Republican pervs take themselves out. Democratic ones run for municipal office in New York City, San Diego, etc....
It's a GREAT day today! One less sicko in the world!!!
All of the Dims showing their true colors as usual I see. Good riddance to a non-human, I don't care what his politics were.
Another good Christian and republican.
It's Obama's fault!