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More child porn charges filed against former Racine mayor

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New Richmond Wisconsin 127 South Knowles Avenue 54017

Former Racine Mayor Gary Becker was charged Tuesday with two additional counts of possessing child pornography.

And he stood mute in court while a judge entered pleas to those charges and six others.

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Becker, 51, was arrested Jan. 13, when he allegedly tried to meet a 14-year-old girl he met online for sex.

The person turned out to be a state justice agent as part of an ongoing Internet sting.

Becker was also accused of possessing child porn on a personal computer that he had a city employee fix on taxpayers' time. He resigned soon after his arrest.

Prosecutors said they filed the new charges after police searched a computer found in his car the day after he was arrested and reportedly found an image of an underage girl having sex.

The next step in the case is a pre-trial conference on April 3, when the judge and attorneys on both sides will decide how the case will proceed.

Becker is charged with child enticement, three child pornography counts, attempted child sex assault, exposing a child to harmful materials, using a computer to facilitate a child sex crime, and misconduct in public office.

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