YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: Former WNEW-FM DJ Dave Herman was indicted by a federal grand jury in Newark today on charges of planning to bring a 7-year-old Bergen County girl who turned out to be a creation of cyber-crime detectives to St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands to sexually abuse her.
As CLIFFVIEW PILOT exclusively reported at the time, Herman was holding a stuffed animal when federal agents and investigators from the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office took him into custody at the St. Croix airport on Oct. 25 as he waited for what Prosecutor John L. Molinelli said he thought would be a rendezvous with the girl and her mother.
Herman, 78, who lives in Rockland County and 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 “Kris” with a young daughter named “Lexi,” Molinelli said.
After trying unsuccessfully several times to arrange a meeting in the Bergen County area, Herman bought two plane tickets for the purported pair, he said.
The federal grand jury charged Herman — who helmed WNEW-FM’s “Rock and Roll Morning Show” for 26 years until it was cancelled in
1998 — with one count of attempting to transport a minor to engage in sexual activity for which any person can be charged with a criminal offense.
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- YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: Former WNEW-FM disc jockey Dave Herman was holding a stuffed animal when federal agents and investigators from the Bergen County Prosecutor’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. READ MORE ….
- UPDATE: Former WNEW-FM DJ Dave Herman is expected back in the U.S. within the next two weeks to face charges of planning to have sex with a 7-year-old Bergen County girl who turned out to be a creation of cyber-crime detectives, following a court appearance earlier today in St. Croix. READ MORE ….
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