Skip to comments.DAVE HERMAN, FORMER RADIO DJ, DIES WHILE IN FEDERAL CUSTODY IN NEW JERSEY
Posted on 05/29/2014 8:23:09 PM PDT by raccoonradio
NEWARK (WABC) -- A legendary radio disc jockey died while awaiting trial on federal pedophile charges.
78-year old Dave Herman died in federal custody at the Essex County Jail in Newark.
His attorney says he appears to have suffered an aneurysm of a major blood vessel near the heart. He says Herman was rushed to the hospital late Wednesday from the county jail after complaining of chest pains. No official cause of death has been announced.
Herman was being held on charges of attempting to transport a 7-year-old from New Jersey to the Virgin Islands for a sexual liaison.
The "girl" was actually a detective in the Bergen County prosecutor's office. Herman was facing 10 years in federal prison.
He was last in federal court in Newark earlier this year. Several supporters, including Herman's daughter, turned up at the brief hearing,
"He was talkative, he was engaged, he was vibrant. It's hard for a 78 year old to be in jail," said defense attorney Mark Agnifilo. "It's tragic that it had to end this way,:"
For a quarter century from 1972 to 1998, Herman was one of the defining personalities on New York rock radio on WNEW-FM.
He had been living in St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
He was arrested at the airport there in October.
Herman had pleaded not guilty to the federal charge, but was denied bail.
Agnifilo had suggested that Herman was duped by an undercover police officer.
Failing to provide him a real 7 year old for the freak means it was entrapment, lol
From WNEW to KARMA
I’m thinking that he’s looking for a little air conditioner action, right about now. There will be no RIP’s from me.
LOL. You beat me to it.
>>Herman allegedly used the screen name 'david121482' in a Yahoo! chatroom to talk to 'Kris' who he thought was the 36-year-old mother of a seven-year-old girl named Lexi. Age 6 is the perfect time to start her being loved that way,' Herman allegedly wrote to the undercover cop.
'I find girls that age incredibly sexy, soft and their innocence is also a huge turn on for me.' According to the criminal complaint: 'Herman promised that he would not hurt "Lexi" though he might have to be "forceful" with her. Herman suggest that they could give "Lexi" some alcohol to relax her'.
The U.S. attorney's office confirmed Herman had worked at FM radio station WNEW, where he was a pioneering rock 'n' roll disc jockey for 25 years from 1972 to 1998. The station started as a free-form rock station and gradually evolved into the ultimate home of rock radio in New York. During his years as a DJ, Herman interviewed the likes of Mick Jagger, Bruce Springsteen, David Bowie, and Pete Townshend.
Dump his corpse in a landfill.
EPA would freak out
Oh...he doesn’t look like a pedophile.
Entrapment is good...especially when it’s a lifelong pedophile getting caught at last!
How many childhoods did this filthy pig ruin in his 78 years? I’ll bet this wasn’t his first rodeo.
I know that's JUST "too much" for the media to report.
But if it were a republican, guess how this would be reported.
Frankly I'm surprised even the media not covering this. They are generally pretty harsh when it comes to heterosexual predators.
Homosexual predators almost ALWAYS get a pass.
Good riddance to bad rubbish. I can’t believe I listened to this guy on the radio for years. I was never a fan, but I certainly knew who he was.
Repulsive as this is, you can bet this will be legal, even celebrated, within 10 years.
One kids' TV show had a "Jimmy Savile puppet" in an episode made before the scandal; it re-aired by accident.
Hey man, that means he’s “progressive”.
My take on Item (2) probably isn't a popular one, but I've always questioned the legality of charging someone with any kind of crime related to a minor when the "victim" in question is actually an adult police officer posing as a child online. In the U.S. criminal justice system, the accused has the right to confront and cross-examine the victim -- and there's something bizarre about having an adult police officer testifying in a case like this as a child "victim."
Not Jerry Sandusky since tying him to Joe Paterno, however tenuious, got the heat off the perverted Penn State President and his sexologist wife professor.
When I heard Michael Jackson died I actually bought a bottle of champagne. I went to my local liquor store, bought a bottle, and popped the cork and celebrated the death of the most prolific and blatant boy rapist in human history. And incredibly, people still support him to this day, EVEN THOUGH he admitted to sleeping with boys on National TV.
This is an actual painting that was hanging in the masion of historys most blatant pedophile...
This is his tomb. Look at the right hand side. Gee, just what exactly is that boy doing? ...
And they threw the Doctor who killed him in jail.
THE GUY SHOULD HAVE BEEN GIVEN A MEDAL AND A TICKER TAPE PARADE!
For the sake of liberty, I agree We should let the perv assault a six-year olds first
There's no fool like an old pedophool.
Nice guy. I guess they called him to the carpet upstairs.
At the rate things are devolving in this country, in ten years this perverted, child-molesting creep will probably have a US postage stamp dedicated to him, a la Harvey Milk.
‘a free form rock station.’
I know my memory isn’t that good lately, but I remember WNEW in the late the the 50’s. Not remembering ‘rock’ - - -
Wasn’t it news???
Sorry - too many ‘the’s!’
The hat is fitting attire for a pedophile.
Everyone is better off that he is dead...he certainly is better off dead IMO.
Saves the expense of a trial as well.
I know. The Savile affair didnt get much publicity in this country but he got some awards and things(some that have since been rescinded I guess) and rubbed shoulders with all kinds of important people in Britain.
I guaran-damn-tee that the BBC knew all about his "activities" for DECADES.
And I'm sure that the Beeb still has plenty of pedophiles still working there.
Untouched, and unaccounted for. At least for now.
Liberals take care of their own.
He didn’t think he was communicating with a child; he thought he was communicating with her mother.
Meaning WNEW-FM, not AM. The FM was prog rock much like WBCN Boston...70s
Yes. I know someone in the UK who produces children’s programs for “hospital radio” over there—and there were some references to Jimmy Saville that had to be edited out for when it was re-aired years later. (Another “paedo” as they spell it: Gary Glitter of Rock n Roll Pt 2 fame. Pete Townsend too...?)
Indeed, he was conversing with whom he thought was the mother. The guy actually believed it, but the same applies to the pervs caught on Dateline NBC. He actually believed a mother would allow her 7 yr old daughter to be transported to the Virgin Islands (pun intended) for sex and actually said he could ply her with liquor.
The stupidity. It’s much like the story of former N.E. Patriot Aaron Hernandez who is accused to killing two men, one of whom bumped into him at a nightclub and spilled his drink. He apparently shot the men to death in a car, then killed another ‘friend’ (the others were strangers) who ‘knew too much’. Hernandez had just signed a $40 M contract. Instead he’ll prob spend rest of his life in jail. Simply stupid.
Yes...and sorry to hear of the abuse you went through. I recall Jackson referring to wine as “Jesus Juice”.
Seeing Jackson in the painting reminds me of the joke that “only in America can a poor black boy grow up to be a rich, white, woman”.
You know why it's so hard to prosecute cases like this? Because the prosecution has no way of getting around a defendant who simply says: "Yeah, I said/did all those things. But I knew I was talking to an adult, not a child." Or in the Dave Herman case, the defense could very well have been based on a strategy that Herman knew all along that the child was fictitious.
If it sounds strange, just step back and ask yourself how a TV network can go out and set up an entire series of shows about catching child sex predators ... and yet none of the people involved in any of those cases is ever prosecuted.
Cognitive ability varies significantly by age. Possibly the old man's command of reality dropped below the average law enforcement worker's. Tax money feeders ridding the world of old nuts is easy pickings.
But the organization that worked with Dateline has a record of getting them prosecuted (it also mentioned it on the shows at the very end)
>>Number of predators convicted due to
Perverted-Justice.com since June 2004:
I don’t think Dateline is doing the sting operations any more but past episodes showed that certain perps did get prosecuted.
An acquittal, but:
>>Roisman’s is the only case that went to trial; the other 28 men pleaded guilty.
From Wiki on “To Catch a Predator” (Long Beach)
>> During this investigation, the presence of the Dateline sting operation in town was leaked online through a Craigslist internet posting. Nonetheless, 32 convictions resulted from this segment, which aired on January 30 and February 6, 2007.
I believe Dateline had to stop doing the sting operations because every NBC employee who worked on those segments was a potential witness in a criminal case down the road -- and their legal bills would have been enormous. I find it interesting that the one case that went to trial resulted in a complete acquittal of the defendant as well as a scathing criticism of Dateline by the judge in the case. And the article references a threat of a lawsuit against NBC by the defendant, too.