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.