Senate staffer arrested on child pornography charges found dead
The former chief of staff to Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) who was arrested on child pornography charges last month has been found dead in a suicide.
Jesse Ryan Loskarn, 35, hanged himself in his parents’ house in Sykesville, Md., according to a spokesperson for Maryland’s office of the chief medical examiner.
Authorities found Loskarn’s body on Thursday after responding to a call at approximately 12 p.m., according to a statement from the Carroll County Sheriff’s Department.
A preliminary investigation indicated that Loskarn had committed suicide, and the body was then transported to the State Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy.
Loskarn had been released into his parents’ custody in mid-December after being charged with possession and distribution of child pornography. Prosecutors had until Feb. 10 to formally indict Loskarn in the case.
This is a very disturbing and sad story for all concerned. I can’t imagine the pain his family must be going through.