Former Racine mayor released from custody
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.