State Department Official Arrested for Soliciting Sex with a Minor 


Daniel Rosen, the director of the U.S. State Department’s counterterrorism program, has been arrested for allegedly soliciting sex with a minor. Rosen was reportedly arrested after exchanging explicit online messages with someone he believed was a juvenile. Guess whether it was actually a police officer. Just guess.

You guessed correctly: the L.A. Times reports that Rosen, 44, was arrested Tuesday afternoon after exchanging messages with a Fairfax County, Virginia detective in the Child Exploitation Unit. He’s being held on suspicion of ” use of a communications device to solicit a juvenile.”

According to his LinkedIn profile, Rosen oversees $300 million a year in federal funding, most of it aimed at “countering violent extremism, antiterrorism assistance, counterterrorism financing, and counterterrorism engagement.” A state department spokesperson told the Times Rosen would immediately be put on leave and his security clearance suspended.

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