An Iowa meteorologist who was accused of soliciting sex from young boys is no longer an employee of KCCI-TV.
The Des Moines station confirmed Frank Scagliones departure from the station but KCCI news director Dave Busiek did not say whether he was fired or if he resigned.
According to the Des Moines Register, the allegations against Scaglione, 26, first surfaced on Sunday when several Twitter accounts posted claims online.
The users accused Scaglione of using social media to pursue sexual relationships with boys younger than 18.
KCCI-TV meteorologist, Frank Scaglione (pictured), is no longer an employee of the Iowa news station after he was accused of soliciting sex from boys younger than 18 on social media
The Des Moines station confirmed Scagliones departure from the station but KCCI news director Dave Busiek did not say whether he was fired or if he resigned
Five boys told the Register that Scaglione tried to pursue personal relationships with them over social media.
They claimed he sent them unsolicited pictures of genitals or of his shirtless upper body to 17-year-old boys in the Des Moines area.
The teens alleged that Scaglione asked them to get lunch, to come to his house or to send pictures of their genitals.
One 17-year-old accuser, who attends Southeast Polk High School, told the Register that he connected with Scaglione on Snapchat.
It was cool to add the weather guy on Snapchat, he said. You know, it was a thing. So I added him but (was) not expecting him to add me back.
According to the teen, he and Scaglione exchanged messages on Snapchat after the teen jokingly sent him a message first asking about the weather.