WASHINGTON — Daniel Rosen, 44, of D.C., who is on administrative leave from his post at the State Department and charged with attempting to solicit a minor in Fairfax County, is now also accused of voyeurism and stalking in D.C.
“A follow up search warrant on Mr. Rosen’s phone revealed multiple video files that depicted acts of voyeurism in the Adams Morgan, Mount Pleasant and U Street Northwest neighborhoods of Washington D.C.,” says assistant Metropolitan Police Department chief Peter Newsham.
Newsham says police have uncovered 40 separate incidents of voyeurism involving 24 victims. Some of the victims have been identified and notified and police are attempting to identify the others.
“Specifically the videos showed what appeared to be adult women in the privacy of their homes in various stages of undress,” Newsham says.
Police say the search of Rosen’s cell phone indicates the surreptitious recording of women over a six month period. He was arrested Sunday at his Adams Mill Road home in the District.
“The videos were apparently taken by someone who was outside the home at the time and the videos revealed that they were often taken when curtains and shades were drawn,” Newsham says, “the camera was utilitized in a way that it could see through very small areas in the windows.”
Rosen was arrested in February after a series of online exchanges with a Fairfax County detective assigned to the Child Exploitation Unit. In that case he’s charged with one count of using a communications device to solicit a minor.
Police say because the evidence indicates that some victims were video recorded more than once Rosen is facing charges of stalking.