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      Former Racine mayor released from custody

      Gary Becker
      Gary Becker
      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 (http://bit.ly/1fiYLTX ) reports Becker was released from the Sturtevant Transitional Facility Tuesday. Becker declined comment on his latest incarceration when reached at home Thursday.