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Classic Rock D.J. Dave Herman Arrested for Planning Sex With 6-Year-Old

DJ Dave Herman visits SiriusXM Studio on August 24, 2012 in New York City.
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Today in “everything supremely terrible you want to arrange online involves an undercover cop”: Legendary NYC radio host Dave Herman, the WNEW-FM (102.7 FM) disc jockey known for on-air visits from Bruce Springsteen and John Lennon, was arrested yesterday in a pedophilia sting. Herman arrived at La Guardia Airport thinking he was flying a willing mother and her young daughter “Lexi” to his home in St. Croix for sex with the child, but he’d actually been chatting with a Homeland Security agent since November 2012. “I find girls that age incredibly sexy, soft, and their innocence is also a huge turn-on for me,” the 77-year-old told the woman, using the screen name “david121482,” according to the complaint. “Age 6 is the perfect time to start her being loved that way.” Herman faces a minimum of ten years to life in prison if convicted.

D.J. Dave Herman Arrested in Child-Sex Sting