Former radio host Dave Herman was arrested last week for allegedly trying to transport a six-year-old girl to the Virgin Islands to have sex with her. Now, his lawyer is arguing his client was set up, and he says Herman was only interested in meeting the child's mother.

According to investigators, Herman struck up an email and phone correspondence with who he believed was a 36-year-old woman named "Kris" with a 6-year-old daughter named "Lexi"; in actuality, "Kris" was a federal investigator. Herman allegedly told "Kris" he wanted to fly her and her daughter from Bergen County to his home in St. Croix to engage in sexual activity with the young girl, allegedly telling the officer, "Age 6 is the perfect time to start her being loved that way. I find girls that age incredibly sexy, soft, and their innocence is also a huge turn on for me."

Officers also allege he suggested he and "Kris" give "Lexi" alcohol to relax her, and said his "ultimate goal" was to engage in oral and vaginal sex with the child. According to officials, Herman purchased plane tickets for both "Kris" and "Lexi" from LaGuardia Airport to St. Croix last week; he was arrested at the St. Croix airport on October 25th and charged with interstate transport of a minor for sex. But Herman's attorney, Marc Agnifilo, argues Herman was pursuing "Kris" and not the 6-year-old, and that he was discussing sex with "Lexi" because the it was the only way he could connect to the older woman.

"The woman who posed as the 36-year-old woman, the detective (from the Bergen Prosecutor’s Office), sent a photograph of herself,”Agnifilo told the The Star-Ledger. “She was, in his estimation, reasonably attractive, and I think he was looking forward to meeting her and the way that the detective created this scenario, the only way to meet … was to engage in this banter regarding the child.”

Agnifilo says he may explore using entrapment as a defense against the federal agents, and he believes his client was tricked into continuing his relationship with the undercover investigator. "The woman kept coming back to him and roped him back into the communication," he told the Daily News. "Dave is adamant that he never intended to touch the kid or to harm the child in any way." Herman faces 10 years to life in prison if convicted, along with a $250,000 fine.