Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., has put his chief of staff on leave without pay Wednesday after learning police had looked over the staffer's home in relation to child pornography allegations.

Here is Alexander's statement:

“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. 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.”