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Sen. Alexander Chief of Staff in Court Today

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- The fired chief of staff for Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander is returning to court in Washington after being arrested on charges of possession and attempted distribution of child pornography.

   Ryan Loskarn was arrested Wednesday, and the 35-year-old made his first appearance in court Thursday. At the time, a judge ordered him held until a hearing Monday.

   In asking that Loskarn remain in custody, a prosecutor argued he was a flight risk and a danger to society. 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 chief of staff for Alexander, a Republican, for two years.


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