Originally published November 16 2015
State Department Counterterrorism Director arrested for trying to have sex with a child
by J. D. Heyes
(NaturalNews) There has been another major scandal in the Obama administration but you might not know much about it since the Pretorian media protecting the administration has dramatically under-reported it.
Recently a senior State Department counterterrorism official was arrested at his home on charges he solicited sex online from a minor after chatting with a detective who was posing as the child, according to government officials.
As Reuters noted in an unusually short report, the official, Daniel Rosen, was arrested by police from Fairfax County, Virginia, while at his home in Washington, D.C.
In a slightly longer report, CNN noted that Rosen had been talking online with a detective posing as a minor. The network reported that he appeared Feb. 24 before Magistrate Judge Renee Raymond wearing the blue plaid pajama pants, green fleece shirt with a charcoal winter jacket and boots he was arrested in. He was charged with a single count of use of a communications device to solicit a juvenile.
Senior staff at the State DepartmentCNN further reported:
An attorney for Rosen asked that his client be released on $25,000 bond, arguing that Rosen has no prior criminal record. But Raymond denied the request "given the gravity of the charge."
The 44-year-old was extradited to Fairfax County Adult Detention Center in Virginia within a few days of his arrest. Fairfax County Police told reporters that Rosen's charge originated from "an online investigation regarding exchanges he had with a detective."
Police said Rosen was communicating online with a female detective from the county's child exploitation unit. CNN reported that the detective posing as the minor was the one who went to Rosen's home to arrest him.
Fairfax County authorities would not provide any details on Rosen's arrest when initially reached for comment, and Rosen himself could not be contacted for comment.
"Rosen is the director of programs and policy for the State Department's counter terrorism bureau, according to his LinkedIn profile and an online directory of department employees," CNN stated.
State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said in a statement that the department was aware of his arrest.
"For issues related to department personnel and for privacy reasons, we are not able to confirm the identity of the individual or specific charges. His security clearance will be suspended and he will be put on administrative leave while this proceeds to its end through any judicial process," Psaki said.
There seems to be a pattern developing between senior federal officials and having sex with children.
As reported in January by Natural News, the one-time acting head of cybersecurity at the Department of Health and Human Services who once admitted that he was interested in the rape and murder of children will spend at least the next quarter-century behind bars after being convicted on child pornography charges.
Timothy DeFoggi, 56, of Germantown, Maryland, was convicted in August for participating in a child exploitation endeavor, as well as conspiracy to distribute child pornography and accessing a computer with the intent of viewing child pornography, said a press release from the Justice Department. The irony is not lost on the fact that this sicko was once head of cybersecurity and used a computer to do his deeds.
'Official' sexual misconduct is legionThe Daily Beast noted that Rosen was the third government official in recent years to be charged with or convicted of child-related sexual activities:
In December 2013, Jesse Ryan Loskarn, the chief of staff to Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander, was arrested on charges of possessing and distributing child pornography. Loskarn, a young rising star on Capitol Hill, hanged himself the next month.
In August 2014, George Hristovski, an inspector at the Homeland Security Department, was arrested in California for allegedly attempting to produce child pornography and the attempted enticement of a minor. According to law enforcement officials, Hristovski posted an online advertisement on Craigslist looking for a mother who was willing to introduce him to her daughter so Hristovski could have sex with her.
Here are some other recent sex-related scandals involving elected and government officials, as compiled by The Huffington Post:
-- U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner: He was forced to resign his seat in August 2011 after he tweeted pictures of himself in his underwear and after it was discovered he engaged in raunchy conversation with multiple women online.
-- In March 2008, a federal investigation found that Democratic Gov. Eliot Spitzer of New York spent more than $80,000 after habitually patronized D.C.-area prostitutes. For his sins, CNN promptly signed him to host a debate program, but he didn't last long.
-- Bodybuilder, actor and California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger admitted fathering a child with his maid during an affair in the 1990s, when he was married to media personality Maria Shriver.
See the full list here [scroll to the bottom of the page].
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