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Dave Herman, retired WNEW DJ, tried to bring 7-year-old to Virgin Islands for sex: Feds
Holy fucking shit!
I remember Howard talking about him all the time!
Really shocking. This guy was a legend in New York rock radio....he seemed like the most normal guy in the business! What a sad, sick way to be remembered. Maybe he's going senile
Former WNEW-FM disc jockey Dave Herman was holding a stuffed animal when federal agents and investigators from the Bergen County Prosecutorâ€™s Office took him into custody today as he waited at the St. Croix airport for a 7-year-old girl he intended to sexually abuse, authorities told CLIFFVIEW PILOT.
Herman, 77, who has a home in the U.S. Virgin Islands, became the target of a sex sting after he contacted detectives from the Bergen County Computer Crimes Unit who were posing as a woman named â€œKrisâ€ with a young daughter named â€œLexi,â€ county Prosecutor John L. Molinelli said this afternoon.
Herman, who lives in Rockland County, bought plane tickets for the purported mother and daughter from LaGuardia Airport in Queens and was waiting at the airport in the Virgin Islands, toy animal in hand, when a team that included two county detectives snatched him up earlier today, the prosecutor said.
â€œThe Computer Crimes Unit detectives did great work,â€ Molinelli told CLIFFVIEW PILOT. â€œTwo detectives conducted a tedious, methodical 11-month investigation that resulted in this arrest. They stayed with what was a very difficult case involving some very serious allegations.â€
Herman â€œinitiated a series of chatsâ€ last November with someone named â€œKris,â€ a 36-year-old single mother who said she had a 6-year-old daughter, a complaint on file in U.S. District Court in Newark says.
He was actually communicating with Molinelliâ€™s detectives.
Over the following months, the complaint says, Herman had â€œmultiple telephone and online communications with the officer during which he indicated his desire to engage in sexual activity with the officerâ€™s fictitious daughter.â€ Several times, it says, he â€œattempted to arrange illegal sexual encounters with the child in New York and Bergen County.â€
According to the complaint, Herman promised that he wouldnâ€™t hurt the child but that he might have to be â€œforcefulâ€ with her after giving her some alcohol.
Having failed to arrange a meeting in the New Jersey area, authorities allege, Herman told â€œKrisâ€ that he had a vacation home in St. Croix, and offered to pay for her and the fictional girl to fly there for a few days â€œso that he could engage in sexual activity with the daughter.â€
He bought the tickets on Sept 30 for the flight from LaGuardia Airport, it says.
Molinelli, who doesnâ€™t have jurisdiction in the Virgin Islands, quickly alerted the feds.
When Herman arrived at the airport in St. Croix today, he was met by the county investigators and special agents of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations (ICE HSI), the prosecutor said. He is scheduled for a U.S. District Court appearance in St. Croix tomorrow.
â€œI am proud of our Computer Crime Unit,â€ Molinelli told CLIFFVIEW PILOT. â€œItâ€™s these types of cases that send a clear message that this will not be tolerated and that we will always be diligent in protecting the public.â€
Herman was part of a lineup that made FM radio what it became known for â€” rock and roll that decades later was dubbed â€œclassic rock.â€
Besides Herman, WNEW-FM featured Scott Muni, Allison â€œThe Nightbirdâ€ Steele, Pete Fornatale, Jonathan Schwartz, Vin Scelsa and Dennis Elsa, joined later by brothers Richard and Dan Neer and Meg Griffin. The station broadcast from the final concert at the Fillmore East, during an impromptu set by the Rolling Stones on a flatbed truck on the streets of Manhattan and from Bruce Springsteenâ€™s legendary five-night, 10-show gig at the Bottom Line in 1975 â€” which closed with Herman calling for more applause for â€œBruce Springsteet and the E Stein Band.â€
Springsteen came back out and said: â€œGimme a break.â€
Many donâ€™t know that Herman, who started out as a jazz fan, had a show on WHTG at the Jersey Shore. He left to join WNEW in May 1972, leaving behind his dreams of following in the voice-overs of former deejay greats Jazzbo, William B. Williams and Symphony Sid.
Some say he gave the call letters to station WPLJ, which was the name of an old rhythm and blues tune covered by Frank Zappa.
According to the federal complaint, the first Bergen County undercover officer was contacted last November by Herman using the screen name â€œdavid121482.â€ He â€œasked to speak privately in an instant message conversation,â€ which â€œKrisâ€ accepted, it says.
Herman, of Airmont, said he was â€œDaveâ€ from New York, and asked whether she â€œwas sexually active with her daughter or if she was interested in people that are sexually active with children.â€
After learning the fake childâ€™s age, Herman said that â€œage 6 is the perfect time to start her being loved that way,â€ the complaint says.
â€œI find girls that age incredibly sexy, soft, and their innocence is also a huge turn on for me,â€ it quotes Herman saying.
It says he then â€œprovided his mobile telephone number and his Yahoo! email account so that the online conversation could continue elsewhere.â€
A month or so later, Herman instant-messaged that â€œhe was close to New York City and that he wished to see â€˜Lexiâ€™ at his office in New York City or at what he believed was [her] residence in Bergen County.â€
Herman promised that he would not hurt â€œLexiâ€ but â€œmight have to be â€˜forcefulâ€™ with her.â€ The complaint says he also suggested giving her â€œsome alcohol to relax her.â€
His â€œultimate goal,â€ the complaint says Herman wrote, was to try to have oral and vaginal sex with the girl.
During a phone call this past September, it says, Herman spoke with a female undercover officer posing as â€œKris,â€ and asked for hers and her daughterâ€™s first names, last names, and dates of birth for the plane tickets.
The federal agent who swore the complaint said Herman also discussed how he wanted to â€œbreakâ€ Lexiâ€™s hymen and and that he was looking to do a lot of â€œoralâ€ on her.
Herman bought two tickets on American Airlines from LaGuardia for travel today â€” providing the fake childâ€™s birthdate as Sept. 13, 2006 â€” with a layover in Miami, the complaint says.
He sent the flight information and itinerary to â€œKrisâ€ via email and had subsequent telephone and online conversations with her bout the trip, the agent wrote. Among the topics were whether he should get food, drinks and a childâ€™s car seat, the complaint says.
Herman also â€œcontinued to discuss his plan to engage in sexual activity with â€˜Lexiâ€™ during the trip to St. Croix,â€ it says.
nom de guerre for howard stern
"What happened to the Teddy Bear?"
Holy shit... he has an account on Motherless:
Nothing Is Taboo
Single dad of a teen daughter. Wife died when she was 5 so just the 2 of us ever since. Interested in other incest families, mothers who are involved with their children and all extreme or unusual family relationships. We live in the United States and open to explore real life meetings and phone relationships along with on line friendships.
What an asshole.
My only question is why DHS was involved.
Just kill him now.
That means he did it with his daughters
Will Meg Griffin address this?
I wonder why he used a picture of the owner of ENETLive, a media streaming company, as his motherless pic.
Sad thing is he will go to jail for 1 year while some dude who sold weed will go to jail for 10 years.
Vile. What else has this pig been up to?
They were probably already there and available at the airport area.
The closest and most readily available federal agents....for this type of situation.
..and I am sure that there will be some human trafficking charges involved...so that's dinging the bell for ICE and HSI etc.