Ex-Senate aide who faced child porn charges found dead
January 24th, 2014
12:58 PM ET
6 months ago

Ex-Senate aide who faced child porn charges found dead

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.


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soundoff (96 Responses)
  1. Fair is Fair

    And society is better off.

    January 24, 2014 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  2. Name a non religious fundamentalist republican

    Oh those family values.

    January 24, 2014 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  3. bspurloc

    Obamas denial of benghazi caused this obviously

    January 24, 2014 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  4. bspurloc

    this makes boehner cry. oh wait.

    January 24, 2014 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  5. Journey

    Bushes fault?

    January 24, 2014 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  6. ComeOnMan

    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!

    January 24, 2014 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  7. Arnold

    What does it say about the GOP? A bunch of Pedos.

    January 24, 2014 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  8. SBM

    He was an undercover DEMOCRAT....poor guy was born that way........NOT.....

    January 24, 2014 01:36 pm at 1:36 pm |
  9. laura

    Sounds like someone didn't want to face what he had done....Coward!

    January 24, 2014 01:37 pm at 1:37 pm |
  10. Juxtapoz

    So now it's official: Repubs will LITERALLY choose death over admitting they're wrong.

    January 24, 2014 01:37 pm at 1:37 pm |
  11. davecu

    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.

    January 24, 2014 01:37 pm at 1:37 pm |
  12. bspurloc

    the Koch brothers took him out.

    January 24, 2014 01:37 pm at 1:37 pm |
  13. Harry Cline

    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.

    January 24, 2014 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
  14. Malory Archer

    smith

    Doesn`t surprise me, this guy was mentally ill.

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    And you know this because.....

    January 24, 2014 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  15. bspurloc

    the Koch brothers exterminated him

    January 24, 2014 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  16. Mack

    He's in a better place now...

    January 24, 2014 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  17. Jojola

    I'm sure Fox noise will somehow spin it and link this to the president, Benghazi, IRS, Solandra, NSA, etc.

    January 24, 2014 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  18. Cwhat'sNew

    He was as sick as being dead anyway. Hope all pedos follow suit. Good!

    January 24, 2014 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  19. DEMO KRAT

    Republican family values..

    January 24, 2014 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  20. coyoteliberty

    Republican pervs take themselves out. Democratic ones run for municipal office in New York City, San Diego, etc....

    January 24, 2014 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  21. bufkus bufkus

    Typical republican.

    January 24, 2014 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  22. Valerie

    It's a GREAT day today! One less sicko in the world!!!

    January 24, 2014 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  23. Johnny Ondaspot

    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.

    January 24, 2014 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  24. Logic

    Another good Christian and republican.

    January 24, 2014 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  25. Vader

    It's Obama's fault!

    January 24, 2014 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
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