(TCPALM) — 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 lawyer.
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.
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There were two separate incidents. The alleged incidents date back to 2010.
According to the probable cause affidavit, a 15-year-old male met Lopicola through a Craigslist personal ad. Authorities say, the 15-year-old lied about his age and told Lopicola he was 18.