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Former Racine Mayor Gary Becker back in jail after violating treatment

Gary Becker
Gary Becker

RACINE, WI (WTAQ) - Former Racine Mayor Gary Becker was sent to jail Friday night for violating a state correctional treatment order.  

Becker was under extended supervision, after he completed a three-year prison sentence for arranging a sexual encounter with whom he thought was a 14-year-old girl.  

State corrections' spokeswoman Joy Staab would not say what the treatment violation was.  

Becker was in his second term as Racine's mayor when he was arrested in early 2009 for trying to arrange sex with a teen on the Internet. He resigned soon after. Becker was actually chatting with a state Justice agent who was conducting a sting operation.

Becker later pleaded guilty to attempted child enticement and attempted sexual assault. Five other felony counts were dropped in a plea deal.  

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)