Moline to honor officers who cracked online sex case


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Posted Online: Aug. 11, 2014, 8:06 pm
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By Dawn Neuses, dneuses@qconline.com
MOLINE -- The Moline City Council will honor three law enforcement officers tonight for their work solving an Internet sexual predator case.

Moline detectives Jeremy McAuliffe and Ted Teshak and U.S. Secret Service Agent William Shink will receive Meritorious Achievement Awards during the committee-of-the-whole meeting.

According to Police Chief Kim Hankins, their investigation and coordination of the case resulted in the identification of multiple victims across the U.S. and Canada and led to the federal prosecution of Daniel William Becker Jr., 22, formerly of Carbon Cliff.

On Jan. 24, Mr. Becker pleaded guilty to sexual exploitation of children and possession of child pornography. On June 26, he was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Rock Island to 24 years and five months in prison, followed by 20 years of supervised release.

In other business tonight, the city council is expected to vote on four items related to upgrading the North Slope Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Total project cost is estimated at $47.3 million, which includes contingency and engineering.

The Water Pollution Control Department needs council approval to take out a $44.4 million low-interest loan from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency.

The committee-of-the-whole meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. on the second floor of city hall, 619 16th St. The city council meeting immediately follows.

Agendas are available at city hall or online with attachments at moline.il.us.























 



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