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He Liked ‘Young Nude Boys’

Posted on | January 24, 2014 | 29 Comments

The quoted phrase occurred in a Justice Department description of videos that Republican congressional aide Ryan Loskarn purchased. He was also caught with “hundreds of videos depicting underage boys . . . in sexually explicit conduct.”

Formerly Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander’s chief of staff, Loskarn was arrested last month on child pornography charges and, as I say, Loskarn liked young nude boys . . . past tense:

”At approximately 12pm yesterday, Carroll County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a private residence in the 6900 block of Kenmar Lane for a report of an unconscious male, believed to be deceased,” said a statement from Colonel Phil Kasten of the Carroll County Sheriff’s office. “Family members reported finding 35 year old Jesse Ryan Loskarn unresponsive in his basement where he’d been residing with family since this past December. The preliminary investigation indicates that Loskarn may have taken his own life . . .
In a brief statement, Alexander said: “For everyone involved, this is a sad and tragic story from beginning to end.”

Young nude boys could not be reached for comment.



29 Responses to “He Liked ‘Young Nude Boys’”

  1. vermontaigne
    January 24th, 2014 @ 6:30 pm

    He was bullied to death, and the left is making a huge deal of it, amirite?

  2. Bob Belvedere
    January 24th, 2014 @ 7:04 pm

    Good. Money saved.

  3. TheOtherAndrewB
    January 24th, 2014 @ 7:06 pm

    Another reason to prefer Republicans over Democrats. Right wing pedophile takes the old school way out–death. Left wing pedophile would sue to keep his pension and, eventually, would end up with tenure at a university or as a Washington bureaucrat.

  4. robertstacymccain
    January 24th, 2014 @ 7:09 pm

    Yes, give him credit for saving taxpayers money.

  5. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    January 24th, 2014 @ 7:23 pm

    Saving the GOP some bad press too. Hey, I support the right to choose in some cases.

  6. RKae
    January 24th, 2014 @ 7:25 pm

    The ultimate in bail-jumping!

  7. DaveO
    January 24th, 2014 @ 7:48 pm

    One can be sure the Left is pissed that this meatsack was not Chief of Staff to Rand Paul, Mike, Lee, or Ted Cruz.

  8. tlk244182
    January 24th, 2014 @ 7:58 pm

    At least he’s out of the frying pan.

  9. tlk244182
    January 24th, 2014 @ 7:58 pm

    At least he’s out of the frying pan.

  10. RKae
    January 24th, 2014 @ 8:18 pm

    ZING! I want to just scream “We have a winner!” and hand you a huge toy panda bear!

  11. Funeral guy
    January 25th, 2014 @ 2:09 am

    Nobody hates child molesters more than I do, but can’t we keep in mind that a family lost a son whom they loved. Some of the comments here I’d expect from Daily Kos or Democrat Underground. Come on. We’re better than this.

  12. robertstacymccain
    January 25th, 2014 @ 4:32 am

    Thanks for the concern trolling, but harshness of judgment is sort of a motif around here, and Republicans are not exempt.

  13. Bradoplata
    January 25th, 2014 @ 6:30 am

    Screw that guy.

  14. Cube
    January 25th, 2014 @ 9:09 am

    I’ll save my compassion for the young boys and their families. They’re always the ones forgotten or dismissed when consequences catch up with the perp.

  15. Quartermaster
    January 25th, 2014 @ 10:08 am

    Especially Republicans.

  16. Funeral guy
    January 25th, 2014 @ 4:14 pm

    Robert, I’m not a concern troll. I comment here all the time and I’ll put my conservative bona fides up against anybody else. My point was merely that there is a family that deserves at least a modicum of understanding. In my work I deal with a lot of suicides, believe me most families are stunned when it happens. By all means, hang the molester from the highest yardarm. I’ll even watch and cheer with the rest of you, but I wouldn’t expect the family to watch along with us. My sympathy is with all involved in this sordid crime. (Sans the molester, of course.) Victims first. Victims families second. Family of the molester who chose to quell his demons with suicide third. Thanks for letting me clear that up.

  17. Funeral guy
    January 25th, 2014 @ 4:21 pm

    Just one more thing. If evidence surfaces that the Alexander family knew, enabled, aided or abetted the sons “proclivities” my sympathy for their loss drops to zero.

  18. Art Deco
    January 25th, 2014 @ 6:54 pm

    The family’s name is “Loskarn”.

  19. Art Deco
    January 25th, 2014 @ 6:57 pm

    I guess I would like to be lumped with those who fancy capital sentences should be reserved for courts-martial, or for treason, or for homicides, or for a bill of particulars which includes a long run of second tier felonies. Seems rather de trop for looking at filthy pictures off the internet.

  20. Funeral guy
    January 25th, 2014 @ 7:18 pm

    Thanks for correcting that. Insert Loskarn for Alexander.

  21. Funeral guy
    January 25th, 2014 @ 7:35 pm

    The one reason I could see expanding the death penalty to child molesters is because the effect on the victim is very often one of lifelong suffering. This would be a hard sell to the public I think. Imagine a female teacher getting the death penalty for molesting a male student. This is not going to happen. On the other hand, some of the sentences meted out by some of these judges are insultingly low. (So low that one could be forgiven the thought that said judges may share a hidden kinship with some of these creeps.) If the death penalty became as flexible as some people might want, I can see Andrew Cuomo lining all conservatives up for their turn in the noose.

  22. JeremyR
    January 25th, 2014 @ 8:53 pm

    There is a lot to consider in every case. Some times the “victim” is a willing participant, or even initiates the action. For those cases, death is not the right punishment. When the victim is coerced, or forced, cases where it would be rape regardless of age, then the perp should be executed in a most horrible manner, and if the victim is prepubescent, clearly they are not of awareness to consent. I would have no problem feeding a man or woman who assaulted a child to a hungry lion.For that matter, I would do that to any forcible rapist. date rape is another matter, I would want to be certain its not next morning regrets on the part of the victim. if we can be certain, well, jackels tigers, lions and bears need a good diet.

  23. cmdr358
    January 25th, 2014 @ 10:30 pm

    1. When a family looses a loved one so they should be tending to their affairs rather than concerning themselves about what is being written online about that person.

    2. When a family looses a loved one who was up to no good then they shouldn’t be shocked if they choose to visit a certain website and find that people are less than grieving over that individuals passing.

    I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been reading comments in a story about some real a-hole’s death and come across a supposed friend or family member on page 27 of the comments section taking offense about things being written about said scumbag.
    My response to them is ” If you two were so close, why are you trolling the comments section of an article instead of being with the family of the one whose reputation you are so concerned about?

    Now, in this case, while I feel bad for family members losing a lived one- this particular scumbag was at the very least a fan and perhaps a purveyorpurveyor of child pornography.
    I’m sorry that his family lost a loved who was a scumbag- that’s about all the sympathy that I can drum up.

  24. Funeral guy
    January 25th, 2014 @ 11:12 pm

    All valid points.

  25. Art Deco
    January 25th, 2014 @ 11:48 pm

    I would not go there were I you. The information set used to convict some offenders is remarkably thin and in recent decades legislatures have taken to relaxing the statute of limitations. To take one example, a 2d grade teacher in my hometown was accused in 2007 of molesting a youth at the school…in 2000. The evidence was the kid’s word. How do you defend against a charge like that? I have personal knowledge of one case in Upstate New York where a childcare worker spent 14 years in prison on quite dubious evidence. They had a local obstetrician who testified that the toddler in question had injuries ‘consistent’ with sexual abuse, but the sequence of events posited by the prosecution beggared belief.

    I would be very skeptical of popularizations of what the mental health trade says. Things can be criminal and disgusting without sending youngsters careering into permanent personality disorder. (See Theodore Dalrymple on this point).

  26. Art Deco
    January 25th, 2014 @ 11:56 pm

    He lived alone in D.C. He was not particularly voluble about his homosexuality, but neither was it a confidential matter, so it is a wager his parents had figured that much. It is doubtful they knew what was on the flash drives at his home.

    Let’s posit his father knew about his pederastic inclinations (or were they pedophilic?), what was he supposed to do? Quite a sticky wicket, that.

    This fellow Loskarn was a sexual degenerate, which is regrettable. In some sense he aided and abetted the sexploitation of youth by purchasing the product. However, he’s taken shame to its conclusion and dancing on his grave is in poor taste.

  27. Funeral guy
    January 26th, 2014 @ 4:04 pm

    Very good points. Let’s not forget the child molestation hysteria of the 80’s and 90’s. Spearheaded in Florida by the incompetent and quite possibly mentally I’ll Janet Reno. The McMartin preschool prosecution was a farce and the Amirault family case was such gross prosecutorial misconduct that the prosecutors should have been the ones sent to jail. If not for Wall Street Journal investigative reporter Dorothy Rabinowitz the Amaraults would still be rotting in jail. Any prosecution based on “Recovered Memory” should be thrown out of court on its junk science face.

  28. Funeral guy
    January 26th, 2014 @ 4:08 pm

    Thanks to the left when a woman cries “Rape” one is forced to ask, “which kind?”

  29. From Child Abuse to Child Pornography: ‘Our Society Is Quick to Judge’ : The Other McCain
    January 28th, 2014 @ 1:33 pm

    […] Loskarn committed suicide — a decision for which he alone was responsible — and his mother obviously doesn’t want to accept that he son was responsible for his own choices. Jesse Ryan Loskarn’s final letter is an interesting document in its own right, but his mother’s preface to the letter is . . . well, it seems rather misguided. […]