State Dept. counter-terrorism programs chief accused of soliciting sex from a minor online
44-year-old State Dept. official Daniel Rosen [YouTube]

The director of counter-terrorism programs for the State Department was arrested on Tuesday night for allegedly soliciting sex from a minor online, the Los Angeles Times reported.


Police in Fairfax County, Virginia said 44-year-old Daniel Rosen was arrested in his Washington D.C. home after a series of online exchanges with a female detective from their department's child exploitation unit.

The detective was posing as a teen girl when she made contact with Rosen. She arrested him when she arrived at his home. Rosen faces one count of use of a communications device to solicit a juvenile. It is unclear whether Rosen used State Department equipment or his own personal devices to communicate with the detective.

State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki acknowledged the arrest without mentioning Rosen by name.

"His security clearance will be suspended, and he will be put on administrative leave while this proceeds to its end through any judicial process," she said.

As of late Tuesday night, Rosen was in jail in Washington D.C. awaiting extradition to Fairfax County.

According to his LinkedIn profile, Rosen has been with the State Department since August 2008, and is responsible for "strategic planning, policy planning, program and budget planning and oversight, and legislative relations and interaction" for the department's counter-terrorism programs.