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Daniel Rosen, State Department Official, Accused Of Soliciting Sex From Minor

02/25/2015 12:48 am ET | Updated Feb 25, 2015
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U.S. State Department official Daniel Rosen was arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of soliciting sex from a minor.

Rosen, 45, who is the director of counterterrorism programs and policy at the State Department, was arrested around noon at his Washington, D.C. home after detectives say he sought to have sex with a minor, according to Fox News.

A female detective with the county's Child Exploitation Unit was posing as the minor during alleged online communications with Rosen.

Rosen was charged with one count of soliciting a juvenile and taken to a Washington jail, where he'll await extradition to Fairfax County, Virginia, police told The Huffington Post.

State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki told CNN that she's aware of the case, and noted that Rosen is now on leave.

"For issues related to Department personnel and for privacy reasons, we are not able to confirm the identity of the individual or specific charges," Psaki said. "His security clearance will be suspended, and he will be put on administrative leave while this proceeds to its end through any judicial process."

It wasn't immediately clear whether Rosen was still in jail or out on bail. He's been in his position since August 2008, according to his LinkedIn page.

The Huffington Post's Andrew Hart contributed to this report.

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