Gary Becker's silence told the story in court today.
The disgraced former mayor stood mute on eight charges filed against him following the Internet sex sting that nabbed Jan. 13. That left Judge Stephen Simanek to enter not guilty pleas for Becker on eight felony counts, including two new charges for possession of child pornography.
The arraignment hearing last about three minutes. Becker appeared in person with his attorney, Patrick Cafferty. District Attorney Michael Nieskes and Assistant District Attorney Bob Repischak appeared for the state.
Becker's next court appearance is scheduled for April 3. He remains out of jail on bond.
The additional child pornography charges came from a desktop computer found in Becker's car the night he was arrested at Brookfield Square Mall by agents from the Department of Criminal Investigations, Nieskes said.
The images show graphic pictures of clearly underage girls, said Nieskes, who added additional charges may be filed against Becker. Investigators are waiting to hear back from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, an agency that researches child pornography cases.
Aside from Cafferty, Becker appeared at the hearing alone.