Rob Lopicola Child Sex Trial Delayed

The child sex trial of former WPTV-TV5 Weathercaster Rob Lopicola has been delayed.

BOCA RATON, FL ( — It looks like former WPTV-5 weatherman Rob Lopicola will spend another hurricane season in the Palm Beach County Jail.

The onetime forecaster turned bartender turned personal trainer was scheduled for a jury trial next week on charges that he engaged in unlawful sexual contact with minors, including a charge that he performed oral sex on a teenage boy in Boca Raton.

That trial has now been rescheduled for October.

It is unclear from court records whether a plea deal may be pending, or if this is simply the result of a scheduling or strategy move by either the defense or prosecution.

Lopicola, 43, was arrested nearly a year ago outside his Wilton Manors apartment. He has been unable to post $130,000 bond.

You can read the original affidavit of probable cause, and the ultra-graphic text messages he allegedly sent a teenage male by clicking here.



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