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The fired, now former chief of staff for U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander has been released from jail, pending his trial on child pornography charges.
On Monday, a federal judge allowed Ryan Loskarn, 35, to be released and live with his parents in Maryland while he’s awaiting trial on charges of possessing and attempting to distribute child pornography. In appealing for his release, Loskarn’s lawyers argued that he had no prior convictions or arrests. The judge ruled that Loskarn must stay inside his parents’ home and be electronically monitored. Additionally, he is prohibited from having any access to the Internet.
Loskarn was arrested Wednesday after federal agents raided his home in Washington, D.C. He faces up to 10 years on the possession charge and a minimum of five and maximum of 20 years on the distribution charge.
Loskarn had served as Alexander’s chief of staff for two years.
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