As the topless woman sat on her bed engaging in a sexually explicit video chat with her boyfriend in October 2012, a senior State Department official lurked outside her D.C. home secretly filming the scene through a window, a prosecutor said.
Daniel Rosen, 45, of the District, admitted to taking the 27-minute clip Wednesday as part of a plea deal with D.C. prosecutors. He faces up to 11 years in prison for filming at least 25 women taking showers, changing and sharing the most intimate of moments with partners.
By day, Rosen was a high-powered counterterrorism official, but by night, Assistant U.S. Attorney Lindsay Suttenberg said, Rosen crept around the back alleys of the Mount Pleasant, Adams Morgan and U Street neighborhoods, peering in windows and looking for women to film. He hid his activities under the cover of walking his dog.
“All of these were done late at night, allowing the defendant to hide in the shadows,” Suttenberg said.