The former radio personality Dave Herman said through an attorney on Thursday that he never planned to have sex with a 7-year-old girl, as authorities have charged, according to northjersey.com.
Herman, 77, of
Airmont, N.Y. was set up by a
detective pretending to be a 36-year-old woman involved in an incestuous
relationship with her daughter, said the attorney, Mark Agnifilo. Bergen County
Herman, the former host of WNEW’s “Rock and Roll Morning Show” was arrested last week in St. Croix, where he has a vacation home, and is being held there pending a transfer to New Jersey on federal charges of attempted interstate transportation of a minor with the intent to engage in sexual activity.
Agnifilo said his client, who plans to plead not guilty, was interested in the mother, not her daughter.
The attorney acknowledged that Herman had a stuffed toy in his car as he waited for the fictitious mother and daughter to arrive at the airport. But he said the idea to bring the toy came from the detective posing as the mother.
He also said the detective, posing as the woman, brought up the idea of sex with the daughter in online chats, and led Herman to believe she had been sexually abused as a child and was involved in a sexual relationship with her daughter.