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Classic Rock DJ Indicted on Child Sex Charges

David Herman, 78, indicted on one count of attempting to transport a minor to engage in sexual activity.

Retired radio legend David Herman was indicted Tuesday for attempting to transport a 7-year-old girl from Bergen County to St. Croix with the intention of sexually abusing the girl. 

Herman, 78, was indicted by a federal grand jury on one count of attempting to transport a minor to engage in sexual activity. 

Beginning in November 2012, Herman began speaking online with what he believed to be a single mom with a 7-year-old daughter. In fact, he was talking to an undercover officer from the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office in New Jersey, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Newark. 

Herman had multiple telephone and online communications over several months with the officer during which he indicated his desire to engage in sexual activity with the officer’s fictitious daughter, officials said. Herman “attempted to arrange illegal sexual encounters with the child in New York and Bergen County,” according to a release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

In early 2013, Herman arranged with the mother and daughter to spend several days at his St. Croix home so that he could engage in sexual activity with the daughter. 

In September, Herman purchased airline tickets for them to fly from LaGuardia Airport to St. Croix where federal officials arrested him.

Herman, who the Daily News calls a former “on-air pal” of Bruce Springsteen and George Harrison, could serve up to 10 years in prison if convicted.


John February 19, 2014 at 07:55 AM
Pedophiles deserve the death penalty.
jp1 February 19, 2014 at 08:31 AM
Only if convicted.
Barbara Cohen February 19, 2014 at 11:04 AM
It seems like the so- called "mother" was agreeing to the plan. Aren't they both agreeing to have the child sexually abused?
Hookerman February 19, 2014 at 01:14 PM
Did you read the article? There was no mother, nor was there a child. It was an undercover officer conducting a sting operation.
anthony j. popola February 19, 2014 at 05:16 PM
scumbag DJ, scumbag station.....
Barbara Cohen February 19, 2014 at 10:25 PM
I read the article. It sounds like the undercover cop was encouraging him. I'm not defending Herman at all, but it does appear he was being led on.
JJ February 20, 2014 at 06:46 AM
You have to start somewhere there are sick , Family members, haha ''] and there maybe close friends except they have a bad sickness, UNFORTUNATELY THEY MUST SERVE FOR BEING THAT WAY ,If they didn't know any better thats what the lawyers have to litigate.
Stephanie February 20, 2014 at 01:14 PM
Barbara! Where in the article does it sound as if the cop was encouraging him? The cops do not approach these perverts, they do not suggest raping children, its the scumbags that do this and that is proved in the transcripts in court. Stop blaming the cops for catching these scum. If I suggested to you to touch a child sexually would you do it? Am I leading you on? NO! They do it because there sick people that should just be put down. They have no useful purpose on this earth!
Barbara Cohen February 22, 2014 at 12:59 AM
Stephanie, The cop was encouraging him when the cop said it was ok to have sex with the daughter in St. Croix. The cop gave him names so that airline tickets could be purchased for them. That was entrapment. He couldn't have gotten as far as he did unless there was a willing participant encouraging him, and that was the cop. Herman was communicating with the adult, not the child. Since when is it ok for a parent to allow someone to engage in sex with their child? If this wasn't entrapment, but instead was a parent arranging this, is the parent not guilty?
joe blow February 22, 2014 at 07:11 AM
i love rock and roll
Stephanie February 22, 2014 at 05:37 PM
Barbara. You have to be one of those hippie people that loves everyone . I pray you dont have children. And if you do I pray they know better then to talk to people like these perverts. Because you would never protect them.Why dont you just go to court and support this scumbag. Because I can tell you he might not have got to this "child" but he has done it before and if he did not get caught from this so called "entrapment" he will find another poor child. But then again maybe your the parent who would allow such a thing to happen. I pray for you!
nextdoor February 22, 2014 at 11:40 PM
I support the Rights granted to the People of the USA in the Constitution, Bills of Rights, State Laws and such...however, for me technical details are secondary to the perverse WILL of a 70 plus year old man wanting a 7 year old child in any sexual way. Also, in my mind, this cannot be a first time thing.... God Help Us All When Adults Cry Out and Do Not Acknowledge Nor Condemn these Behaviors and/or these Assailants
Hookerman February 23, 2014 at 07:52 AM
Barbara, an illegal activity doesn't become legal because someone tells you it's ok. That's why we are adults who must take responsibility for our actions. And it is NOT ok for a parent to allow someone to have sex with their child. If this had been an actual mother and child, there is no doubt that the mother would be in jail too. But there was no mother and child, it was an undercover sting operation, which is why only one person was charged.
Brainfirst Mouthsecond February 28, 2014 at 12:01 AM
Not sure if BC is an idiot or a lawyer.
Brainfirst Mouthsecond February 28, 2014 at 12:02 AM
or worse.
Brainfirst Mouthsecond February 28, 2014 at 12:07 AM
You know what I don't get - with all the spying, tracking and monitoring that our doting government does, why can't they catch these bastards? Most living things recognize a threat when they encounter it. If we were any other mammal species we'd kill them ourselves.
ME March 04, 2014 at 12:20 PM
I also believe he should be put down, and that BC is scary too, an idiot or a lawyer, maybe both,

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