The Washington Times - December 11, 2013, 12:08PM

Sen. Lamar Alexander said Wednesday that he was “stunned” to learn that law enforcement officials had searched the home of his chief of staff over allegations of child pornography.

“I was just informed by the United States Senate legal counsel’s office that law enforcement agents are conducting a search of the personal residence of Ryan Loskarn, the chief of staff of my Washington, D.C., office regarding allegations involving child pornography,” Mr. Alexander, Tennessee Republican, said in a statement. “I am stunned, surprised and disappointed by what I have learned. Based on this information, I immediately placed Mr. Loskarn on administrative leave without pay. The office is fully cooperating with the investigation.”