Skip to comments.Dave Herman, Longtime NYC Radio Personality, Charged In Child Sex Case
Posted on 10/24/2013 2:24:12 PM PDT by dead
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.
Hermann, 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 Prosecutors 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 girls 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.
If it can be shown he was going to do this, I hope he loses everything.
It just sucks that he’s too old to rot for decades in prison. How many victims has this bastard left in his wake?
Careful, that’s going to be the new bigotry soon under King Obama.
Ew! I hope they have the evidence in order - and that it wasn’t manufactured.
What a sick f**k. Send him to die in prison.
I’m in shock.
Who does this guy think he is, Allah?
C’mon Dave Herman, play me some rock ‘n’ roll!
Grotesque. Horrible to even think of this.
Off topic... but is there any such thing as Classic/Prog Rock on the radio in NYC or Philly? I remember when both WXRK and WNEW went “Alternative”... and then WYSP in Philly changed too... I guess I am living totally in the past when FM radio was worth listening to... satellite radio was not available.
Not in NYC. There’s a pretty good station in Westchester 107.1 The Peak. They call themselves NY’s backyard. Hard to pick up south of the Bronx although you can stream them on the internet.
Sad that I listened to this POS for countless hours in the 70’s, and 80’s
Well, that’s no shocker.