Mayor Resigns After Internet Sting Arrest

The city of Racine, Wisconsin, has received a letter of resignation from its mayor, who faces charges in an Internet sex sting.
City Council President David Maack says Tuesday's resignation of Mayor Gary Becker will allow the city to move forward without having to deal with the process of removing him from office.

Maack says the council will meet soon to decide whether to hold a special election or appoint someone to fill the roughly two years remaining in Becker's term.

The 51-year-old Becker was charged Thursday with six felonies. He's accused of trying to arrange a sexual encounter with someone he thought was an underage girl. Becker's attorney, Patrick Cafferty, said his client intends to plead not guilty.


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