Racine’s former mayor will not be going on trial for internet child porn sex charges. Gary Becker’s attorney has worked out a plea agreement with the Racine County District Attorney’s office, and will take it before a judge next Tuesday, at which time details will be provided.
Becker was arrested mid-January at a Metro- Milwaukee shopping mall, during a state Justice Department sting, for child enticement, attempted sexual assault of a child, and possession of child pornography on his personal computer. He later resigned as Racine’s mayor, underwent sex addiction treatment, and has since been rehabbing houses & doing work for a legal firm. His wife also divorced him.
Gary Becker could be facing time behind bars, probation or a combination with his sentencing early next year. How this plea deal factors into a separate misconduct in public office charge remains to be seen.
Contributed by Tom Karkow-WRJN