State Department counterterrorism sex solicitation arrest: Director accused after officer posed as juvenile.

State Department Counterterrorism Official Accused of Soliciting Juvenile for Sex

State Department Counterterrorism Official Accused of Soliciting Juvenile for Sex

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Feb. 25 2015 5:22 PM

State Department Counterterrorism Official Accused of Soliciting Juvenile for Sex

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The Department of State in Washington, D.C.

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An official in the State Department’s Bureau of Counterterrorism was arrested Tuesday in Washington, D.C., and accused of soliciting a juvenile for sex. Daniel A. Rosen, 44, is being held without bond and awaiting extradition to Virginia after he allegedly engaged in a series of online exchanges with an undercover officer from the Fairfax County Police Department’s Child Exploitation Unit.

State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki acknowledged in a statement to the Associated Press that a department employee had been arrested and has been placed on leave.

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Rosen’s position as director of counterterrorism plans, programs, and policy put him in charge of “20+ personnel” and a $300 million budget, according to what appears to be his LinkedIn page. The Bureau of Counterterrorism at the State Department handles emergency readiness and anti-extremism programs and maintains working relationships with foreign governments on counterterrorism issues.