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Former TV Weatherman Sentenced

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A former local television weatherman has been sentenced to four and a half years in prison. 

Rob Lopicola, who used to do the weather for channel 5, was convicted of lewd and lascivious conduct and computer pornography after he was accused of unlawful sexual activity with a minor. 

Lopicola testified that he had met the teenager on Craigslist but that he wouldn't have pursued the relationship if he had known the boy was 15-years-old.  He said he never met the teen in person, but the jury felt crude text messages exchanged between them were enough to convict Lopicola.

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