Former WPTV meteorologist Rob Lopicolla was arrested today by US Marshalls on two incidents from 2010 involving two minors.
According to authorities Lopicolla met a 15-year old teen who had posted a Craigslist ad and who lied about his age. Lopicolla also allegedly met a 17-year old teen who answered his Craigslist ad. The two exchanged messages and pictures, met in person and when Lopicolla found out the teen was 17 years old he continued the relationship.
The case started when the 15-year old moved out-of-state and contacted authorities. According to authorities both teens pretended he was at least 18 years old when they messaged Lopicolla on Craigslist but both allegedly admitted to Lopicolla they lied about their age when they met in person. The second teen and Lopicolla were allegedly caught having sex by the teens mother.
Rob Lopicolla will be arraigned on Tuesday and faces two counts of unlawful sexual activity with certain minors, one count of lewd and lascivious battery, one count of computer pornography / solicitation from a child.