Legendary Radio Host Accused of Trying to Transport Child for Sex
Legendary rock-and-roll radio deejay Dave Herman has been arrested for allegedly attempting to transport a 7-year-old New Jersey girl to the Virgin Islands with the intent of having sex with her.
Herman, who is locally well-known as the former host of the “Dave Herman Rock and Roll Show,” was arrested Thursday at the St. Croix airport, according to New Jersey’s U.S. Attorney. The 77-year-old will appear Friday in St. Croix’s federal court.
The ex-radio jock was brought into custody after a year-long sting operation that began with him chatting an undercover officer online. Throughout their conversation, Herman believed himself to be communicating with a 36-year-old single mother with a 6-year-old daughter.
According to reports, Herman had multiple phone and online conversations with the undercover officer, often indicating his desire to engage in sexual activity with the fictitious child. He reportedly attempted to arrange for sexual encounters with the child in New York and Northern Jersey before instead opting to set up a liaison in St. Croix.
If convicted, Herman faces a minimum of 10 years and a maximum of life in prison.
[h/t CBS New York]
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