Former Racine Mayor Democrat Gary Becker Awaits Trial for Attempt to Arrange on-line Sex Tryst With 14 Year Old Girl
When is a 14 year old girl not a 14 year old girl? When the 14 year old is a state agent posing as a minor as part of an Internet sex sting. So former 52 year old Gary Becker Racine, WI Democrat mayor found out the hard way. Becker awaits trail as his attorney tried to change the venue, but were denied.
Becker was nabbed and arrested in an on-line sting chatting with a state agent posing as a 14 year old girl. Becker was also found to be in possession of child porn.
Becker was taken into custody at Brookfield Square Mall in Brookfield on Tuesday afternoon. He was arrested on charges of child enticement, possession of child pornography, exposing a child to harmful materials, attempted second-degree sexual assault of a child, use of a computer to facilitate a child sex crime and misconduct in public office, according to the Wisconsin Division of Criminal Investigation
Becker resigned as mayor on January 20, 2009, five days after he was charged with multiple felonies. Becker is married and has two children.
Racine’s former mayor could find out this week when he’ll face trial on charges stemming from an Internet sex sting.
Fifty-two-year-old Gary Becker is accused of trying to arrange a sexual tryst with someone he thought was a juvenile girl. He has a status conference scheduled for Tuesday afternoon.
Well, Becker was married. His wife had filed for divorce on January 20 and it became final on September 29.