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Dave Herman, Longtime NYC Radio Personality, Charged In Child Sex Case

Host of "The Dave Herman Rock And Roll Morning Show" from 1972 to 1998 charged with attempting to meet 7-year-old girl in Virgin Islands for sex

Dave Herman
Dave Herman

Dave Herman, who spun tunes for nearly 30 years on New York classic rock station WNEW, was charged Thursday with traveling to the Virgin Islands to have sex with a 7-year-old girl.

Herman, 77, of Airmont, N.Y., who also owns a home on St. Croix, was arrested by federal agents at the airport in St. Croix, where he expected to meet the girl, authorities said.

He is scheduled to appear in federal court in St. Croix on Friday.

Herman allegedly started chatting on Yahoo! last November with an undercover officer from the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, whom he believed was "Kris," a 36-year-old single mother, federal authorities said.

The conversations continued over the following months, with Herman speaking on the telephone and chatting online with the “woman” and “indicating his desire to engage in sexual activity” with her daughter, "Lexi," authorities said.

Herman told the officer that "age 6 is the perfect time to start her being loved that way" and that he found "girls that age incredibly sexy, soft, and their innocence is also a huge turn on for me," according to the criminal complaint filed in connection with the case. 

He promised the woman that he would not hurt her daughter, but that he might have to be forceful with her and ply her with alcohol, authorities allege.

Herman allegedly -- and unsuccessfully -- attempted to arrange sexual encounters with the child in New York and in Bergen County.

Earlier this year, Herman suggested that he fly the woman and her daughter to St. Croix, where he would take the girl’s virginity, authorities said. On Sept. 30, he bought tickets for the faux mother and daughter.

Herman is charged with attempting to transport a minor in interstate commerce with the intent that the minor engage in sexual activity, a charge that carries a minimum of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Herman hosted the “The Dave Herman Rock And Roll Morning Show” for 27 years on WNEW, from 1972 until 1998. 
Steve R October 25, 2013 at 09:37 AM
So terribly sad to read this...
Brian October 25, 2013 at 01:23 PM
I am not sure what is sad here? No child was actually involved. Scary or sick story, yes. Sad? No. Very happy in fact because a predator was caught before he harmed anyone or anyone else if he has previously offended and not been caught. And yes it is a local story because he lived locally, was a local fixture on the radio and the sting operation was run by Bergen County officers.
DD October 25, 2013 at 02:06 PM
So, you're having difficulty imagining how sadness could be a reasonable and expected emotion to have after reading this story? Interesting.
Brian October 25, 2013 at 02:43 PM
I am not even trying to be obnoxious. I don't understand who/why you would feel sad in relation to this story. // I am happy/proud of the police for what appears to be great work. I am disgusted by Dave Herman who appears to be a total creep. I am relieved that a predator is out of commission. // Who/what would I be sad about here?
DD October 25, 2013 at 03:35 PM
The internet has created a world filled with people are proudly profess all of the things they don't understand. I love it!
Brian October 25, 2013 at 04:25 PM
The internet has created far more people who can't admit when they are wrong.// So what is the answer? Why is this a sad story?
DD October 25, 2013 at 05:21 PM
I'll let you work through it. Come back and let Steve R and me know when you've sorted it all out. If you need help you can ask a 5th grader.

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