WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. State Department official will appear in court after he was arrested on a charge of soliciting a minor.

Lucy Caldwell, a spokeswoman with Fairfax County police in Virginia, says 44-year-old Daniel Rosen was arrested at his Washington, D.C., home around noon Tuesday. Rosen was in custody with the D.C. Department of Corrections and was set for a hearing Wednesday in D.C. Superior Court.

Caldwell says Rosen was arrested “following a series of online exchanges” with a detective assigned to the police department’s Child Exploitation Unit.

Caldwell says the occupation listed for Rosen is “director of counterterrorism” for the State Department.

State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki says in a statement that the department is aware one of its employees was arrested and charged, but couldn’t confirm who or the specific charges.

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