Former counterterrorism official admits to secretly filming women

U.S. State Department official Daniel Rosen Photo via Facebook
U.S. State Department official Daniel Rosen
Photo via Facebook

Former State Department counterterrorism official Daniel Rosen, 45, pleaded guilty to 11 counts of stalking and voyeurism on July 29 for secretly recording as many as 25 women residing in the Adams Morgan neighborhood of Washington, in nearby Mount Pleasant and the U Street Corridor.

Rosen is also facing charges of allegedly soliciting sex from a minor online. He is alleged to have communicated with an undercover detective from the Fairfax County Child Exploitation Unit who posed as a 14-year-old girl. A Sept. 29 court appearance is scheduled in Virginia.

The videotaping, which occurred between 2012 and 2014, came to light after Rosen was charged in February in Virginia, reported NBC 4 Washington.

“Daniel Rosen crept through alleys and peered through windows to secretly film women during intimate, private moments in their own homes,” acting U.S. Attorney Vincent H. Cohen said in a statement.

A source with knowledge of Rosen’s counterterrorism work called it important and supervisory.

Rosen will remain confined to his home until his sentencing date on Oct. 9. He faces up to 11 years in prison and an $11,000 fine.

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