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.
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 yesterday as he waited for what he thought would be a rendezvous with the girl and her mother, Prosecutor John L. Molinelli told CLIFFVIEW PILOT hours later.
Herman, 77, 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.
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.
A federal judge in St. Croix today ordered U.S. marshals to bring Herman to New Jersey, where he will remain in federal custody without bail.
Herman, who helmed WNEW-FM’s “Rock and Roll Morning Show” for 26 years until it was cancelled in 1998, is charged with attempted interstate transportation of a minor with the intent to have sex.
U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman’s office today said that Herman would be taken to Puerto Rico and then flown to New Jersey. READ MORE ….
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