Former State Department official Daniel Rosen pleads guilty to voyeurism, stalking charges

A former U.S. State Department official pleaded guilty to a sordid series of crimes in which he took videos of naked women inside their homes at night.

Daniel Rosen admitted to using his iPhone to secretly record women in various states of undress in their homes while he was out walking his dog at night.

He pleaded guilty to 11 counts of stalking and voyeurism in D.C. Superior Court on Wednesday. 

"Through the grace of God it's now over and he's actually on the road to healing. Part of that healing might involve being in prison for a period of time,” said Bernie Grimm, Rosen’s attorney.

Some of the victims were targeted repeatedly. Most of them lived in English basement apartments near Rosen’s home in Adams Morgan. Other incidents were reported along the U Street Corridor and in Mount Pleasant.

"I mean you can't explain it other than to say that Dan has struggled with a disorder for a long time. It doesn't excuse the conduct. It doesn't explain it. He's not claiming that he's insane or incompetent. He knew exactly what he was doing,” said Grimm.

Fairfax County police arrested Rosen earlier this year for allegedly soliciting sex online from a 14-year-old girl who turned out to be an undercover officer. The subsequent investigation discovered the videos on his smartphone.

Rosen faces up to 11 years in prison for the stalking and voyeurism crimes. He will be sentenced in October.

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