State Dept. official allegedly sought sex with minor

A senior State Department official who oversees counter terrorism programs was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of soliciting sex from a minor, reports CBS News correspondent Margaret Brennan.

The department's director of counterterrorism was charged with one count of attempting to solicit sex from a juvenile, and spent the night in Washington, D.C. jail.

According to police, Daniel Rosen, 44, was taken into custody at home after exchanging multiple online messages with an undercover detective from their child exploitation unit. The detective was operating a sting operation to bust online predators.

Police say they plan to transfer him to the Fairfax County jail in coming days.

While the case goes through the courts, the State Department put Rosen on administrative leave and revoked his security clearance.

The department isn't releasing any details of the case, but Rosen's job was to run a program to counter terror financing and violent extremism. That role gave him access to U.S. intelligence on issues of national security.

There was no immediate word on whether the suspect attempted to use any government computers to solicit minors.