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State Dept. official charged with soliciting minor

2 years 7 months 3 weeks ago Wednesday, February 25 2015 Feb 25, 2015 February 25, 2015 12:49 AM February 25, 2015 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Hunter Robinson

FAIRFAX, VA - A U.S. State Department official has been jailed on charges of soliciting a minor.

Fairfax County, Virginia, Police Department spokeswoman Lucy Caldwell says 44-year-old Daniel Rosen was arrested at his home in Washington, D.C., about noon Tuesday and was in custody at the D.C. jail Tuesday night.

Caldwell said Rosen was arrested "following a series of online exchanges" with a detective assigned to the Fairfax County Police Department's Child Exploitation Unit. She did not release any other details.

Caldwell said the occupation listed for Rosen is "director of counterterrorism" for the U.S. State Department.

State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said in a statement issued Tuesday night that the department is aware one of its employees was arrested and charged, but could not confirm who was arrested or the specific charges.

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