Posts Tagged ‘Rob Lopicola’

Rob Lopicola sentencing postponed…

(from GossipExtra.com) - The sentencing of pedophile ex-WPTV-Channel 5 weatherman Rob Lopicola has been postponed!

It was originally scheduled for this morning, but prosecutors and Lopicola’s public defender requested more time to work on it.

“The reason for the postponement is to give both parties more time to prepare for the hearing,” said Mike Edmondson, spokesman for Palm Beach County State Attorney Dave Aronberg.

Lopicola’s facing 20 years in prison after he was convicted by a jury of lewd and lascivious conduct and computer pornography and exploitation in October. He was cleared of the more serious charge of lewd and lascivious battery….Cont….

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12 2013

Rob Lopicola found guilty, faces up to 20yrs in prison…

(from PalmBeachPost.com) – It took a jury two hours Thursday to convict former WPTV weatherman Rob Lopicola of two sex charges and acquit him of another for a relationship he had with a 15-year-old boy he met on Craigslist.

The four women and two men returned guilty verdicts for one count each of lewd and lascivious conduct and computer pornography and exploitation. But they acquitted him of a lewd and lascivious battery charge related to claims from a 15-year-old accuser that Lopicola performed a sex act on him when they met near the boy’s west Boca Raton home.

Lopicola, 43, faces up to 20 years in prison when Judge Barry Cohen sentences him Dec. 6….Cont….

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10 2013

Trial begins for Rob Lopicola …

(from WPTV.com) – The jury has been selected in the sex crimes trial against former WPTV weatherman Rob Lopicola . Two days of questioning brought the jury pool down to six people and one alternate.

Prosecutors say Lopicola had unlawful sexual relations with a 15 year old boy he met on Craigslist in 2010. He faces charges of lewd and lascivious battery and conduct, as well as possession of computer pornography and child exploitation.

Both prosecutors and the defense attorneys had a laundry list of questions for jurors….Cont….

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10 2013

Lopicola sex trial postponed…

(from GossipExtra.com)  – Former WPTV-Channel 5 weatherman Rob Lopicola had a date with Judge Stephen Rappthis morning in West Palm Beach.

The 42-year-old muscle-bound Lopicola, who’s been held in the Palm Beach County lockup since his July arrest, learned he’ll be in the slammer much longer while he awaits trial on charges that he had sex with at least two underage boys.

Lopicola pleaded not guilty to four felony charges of computer porn, child exploitation and lewd conduct and lascivious battery. But so far, he’s not been able to pay for his $130,000-bond. He tried to have his bond reduced twice over the summer but Rapp refused.

Lopicola worked as a stripper and bartender in a gay club in Wilton Manors when he was arrested. He dabbled in personal training after he was fired from the station in 2006 in hush-hush circumstances that officials at the NBC affiliate have yet to explain….Cont….

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12 2012

Judge denies bond reduction for Lopicola…

(from PalmBeachPost.com) – A judge this morning refused a request to lower bail for a former TV weatherman accused of having sex with two teenage boys he met online.

Rob Lopicola, 42, has been held on $130,000 bail since authorities arrested him last month. His public defender, Aaron Ritchey, asked Circuit Judge Stephen Rapp to reduce Lopicola’s bail to $35,000, but Rapp denied the request.

The former WPTV-Channel 5 weekend meteorologist stood silently throughout the hearing and choked back tears as his mother, Roberta Glass, told Rapp she and Lopicola’s father could not afford to pay his bail but desperately wanted him released.

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08 2012

$130k bail set for Lopicola…

(from PalmBeachPost.com) – Former TV weatherman Robert Lopicola remains in jail this morning after he was arrested Monday on charges of having sexual activities with minors he met through Craigslist.

Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Krista Marx set Lopicola’s bail at $130,000 and ordered he have no contact with the alleged victims in the case or anyone under the age of 18 on Wednesday. She also ordered he have no access to the Internet or possess any device that allows him access to the Internet….Cont….

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07 2012

Former WPTV meteorologist arrested…

(from WPTV.com) – Former WPTV NewsChannel 5 weatherman Robert J. Lopicola’s first appearance in court has been delayed until Wednesday morning after being arrested Monday on charges related to unlawful sexual activity with minors he met through Craigslist.

Lopicola’s first appearance was delayed so he could obtain a laywer.

According to the probable cause affidavit, Lopicola faces the following charges: one count of unlawful sexual activity with certain minors, one count of lewd and lascivious battery, one count of computer pornography and child exploitation….Cont….

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07 2012

WPTV investigation uncovers an old friend…

During an investigation of possible time share fraud, West Palm Beach’s WPTV finds?former meteorologist Rob Lopicola! Click here for the story and watch the video below!
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//thanks for the SFLTV.com for the video/story links

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10 2009