The mayor of Racine, Wis., has been accused of attempting to sexually assault a child and possessing child pornography.
The state Department of Justice says Mayor Gary Becker was arrested Tuesday night at a Brookfield mall on tentative charges of attempted second-degree sexual assault of a child, child enticement and possession of child pornography. Other allegations include exposing a child to harmful materials, using of a computer to facilitate a child sex crime and misconduct in public office.
Racine County District Attorney Michael Nieskes says he expects to file formal charges late Wednesday or Thursday.
Becker was held Wednesday in the Kenosha County Jail on a $165,000 cash bond.
Although it was not mentioned in the report for some strange reason, Mayor Gary Decker is a democrat.