Published October 25, 2013
Legendary New York DJ Dave Herman has been busted for trying to arrange a sick tryst with a 7-year-old girl — whom he hoped to liquor up in the US Virgin Islands and “force” into sex, federal authorities said.
The former radio mainstay — whose “Rock And Roll Morning Show” ran on WNEW-FM from 1972 to 1998 — allegedly thought he was teaming up with the child’s mom to organize the perverted attack on the girl, who was called “Lexi.”
But the 77-year-old Herman didn’t realize the woman with whom he was scheming was an undercover officer with the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, federal officials said.
He was arrested Thursday when he flew from La Guardia Airport to St. Croix to meet the mom and child — and was instead met by special agents of the departments of Homeland Security and Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Herman — who once hobnobbed with rock superstars such as Mick Jagger, Bruce Springsteen, David Bowie and Pete Townshend — allegedly began his bid to bed the 7-year-old when he met the child’s “mom,” named Kris, in a Yahoo! chat room.
Under the handle “david121482,” he allegedly talked to the undercover officer about his lust for a girl “Lexi’s” age.
“Age 6 is the perfect time to start her being loved that way,” the Rockland County resident said, believing the girl was 6 at the time, according to feds. “I find girls that age incredibly sexy, soft, and their innocence is also a huge turn on for me.”