Former TV Weatherman Charged With Underage Sex; One Victim In Farmington Hills

By Dave Leval

Former TV Weatherman Charged With Underage Sex; One Victim In Farmington Hills

July 10, 2012

WEST PALM BEACH, FL (My TV20 News at 10) --- Robert Lopicola spent years talking weather to viewers in Southeast Florida.

That's not what authorities claim the former meteorologist discussed with two young boys.

Palm Beach authorities arrested Lopicola Monday at his home near Ft. Lauderdale.

He's believed to have had sex with the boys he met through Craigslist.

The encounters took place between August 2011, and April of last year.

One of the boys tipped off authorities in March of 2011.

He filed a complaint with Farmington Hills Police, shortly after he moved in with his uncle.

The boy was 15 at the time the encounters took place.

The complaint also contains sexually graphic text messages from Lopicola..

He retmains held without bond, and returns to court Wednesday in West Palm Beach.

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