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US Official Charged with Juvenile Sex Solicitation

The director of counterterrorism programs at the U.S. State Department has been charged with soliciting sex from a juvenile.

Police in Fairfax County, Virginia, near Washington, said 44-year-old Daniel Rosen was arrested Tuesday after he allegedly had "a series of online exchanges" with a detective assigned to the police department's child exploitation unit.

Rosen's online LinkedIn page said he had been overseeing $300 million-a-year in U.S. counterterrorism programs.

The State Department suspended his security clearance and placed him on administrative leave pending the outcome of the criminal case against him.

State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki acknowledged that an employee had been arrested and charged Tuesday night but declined to identify him citing "issues related to Department personnel and for privacy reasons".

Some material for this report came from AP and Reuters.