Former Florida TV weatherman Rob Lopicola was arrested this week by the West Palm Beach police for allegedly ‘having sex’ with two teen boys that he through craigslist. Or as we humans call it, child rape.
Police said that Lopicola met a 15-year-old boy through craigslist when the boy lied and said he was 18. When the boy revealed his real age Lopicola allegedly said: “14 to 16 years old is perfect baby.” Just as an aside, frozen pepperoni pizza does not taste good when you vomit in your mouth.
Also in 2010 police say that Lopicola placed an ad on craigslist posing as an 18-year-old when he met another 15-year-old boy. The article states that when Lopicola found out his real age he continued to ‘have a relationship’ with the boy. Child rape is not a ‘relationship’.
At this point, craigslist should just have a ‘pedo seeking victims’ section. It’s not like they’re fooling anybody. Oh wait, they are or else this would be a much bigger issue than it is.
UPDATE 2/23/2013: This article is basically about how Lopicola’s trial is set to start in June but contains this little tidbit…
According to transcripts of text messages, Lopicola asked the 15-year-old boy to call him “Dad,” encouraged sex without condoms and asked if he could share the boy with his older friends.
UPDATE 11/14/2013: Lopicola was convicted in one trial and pleaded guilty to avoid another. He’s looking at a possible 20 years behind bars. He’s scheduled to be sentenced on 12/6.