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UPDATE: Former Racine mayor released from custody

UPDATED Thursday, January 30, 2014 --- 6:39 a.m.

RACINE, Wis. (AP) -- Former Racine Mayor Gary Becker has been released from custody on an alleged probation violation.

The 56-year-old Becker was arrested Jan. 17 for what corrections officials say were "treatment violations." Becker served as mayor of Racine from 2003 to 2009 until he went to a mall to meet a 14-year-old girl in an online sex sting. He was met by an undercover agent and arrested.

The former mayor served a three-year sentence for second-degree sexual assault of a child and child enticement. Becker is serving five years of extended supervision and cannot have contact with minors.

The Journal Times reports Becker was released from the Sturtevant Transitional Facility Tuesday. Becker declined comment on his latest incarceration when reached at home Thursday.

Copyright 2014: Associated Press
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Posted: Saturday, January 18, 2014 --- 5:53 p.m.

RACINE, Wis. (AP) -- Former Racine Mayor Gary Becker has been arrested for an alleged probation violation.

Becker was released from prison Feb. 26 after serving a three-year sentence for second-degree sexual assault of a child and child enticement. Becker also completed sex offender treatment.

The Journal Times reports (http://bit.ly/1azdV33) that jail records indicate the 56-year-old was booked into the Racine County Jail Friday for "treatment violations." He was still there Saturday.

Wisconsin Department of Corrections spokeswoman Joy Staab said she was limited in what she could say due to privacy laws surrounding medical treatment.

Becker was mayor from April 2003 until January 2009, when police say they caught him in an online sex sting with an undercover agent. He thought he was going to a Milwaukee area mall to meet a 14-year-old girl.

Copyright 2014: Associated Press


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