Report: Dave Herman's Lawyer Claims Client Was Interested In Mom -- Not Targeting Young Girl
October 31, 2013 at 4:03 AM (PT)
Everyone in the business was shocked when ALL ACCESS reported longtime NEW YORK CITY DJ DAVE HERMAN had been arrested in the VIRGIN ISLANDS for soliciting with a minor (NET NEWS 10/24). Federal prosecutors allege that HERMAN, 77, attempted to transport a 7-year-old girl from NEW JERSEY to the VIRGIN ISLANDS to have sex with her.
Now, HERMAN's lawyer claims he "was actually trying to hook up with the attractive 36-year-old woman he thought he met on a raunchy website and not her 7-year-old daughter as federal authorities contend," reports LOHUD.COM. "MARC AGNIFILO said an entrapment defense might be appropriate once all the chats are reviewed in context -— and not just the salacious ones revealed in the federal complaint that had HERMAN promising not to hurt the girl even though he might have to be 'forceful' with her and stating that 'age 7 is the perfect time to start her being loved that way'.”
“He’s really laden with the gravity of the charge. The charge is a horrific charge,” AGNIFILO said. “What he said ... was ‘I never intended to do anything with the child. I was interested in the woman. The woman seemed interested in me'. ”
The report found that HERMAN joined the website motherless.com using the handle David121482, in SEPTEMBER 2011. He was 75 at the time. HERMAN's profile picture is of a much younger man, and his profile describes himself as a single father of a teenage girl. "Wife died when she was 5 so just the 2 of us ever since,” his profile reads. “Interested in other incest families, mothers who are involved with their children and all extreme or unusual family relationships.”
AGNIFILO explained HERMAN’s profile "was a fabrication -— an absolutely-imagined second life.”