Ex-Christian radio host arraigned in sex probe

A magistrate has ordered a former Christian radio station host held without bond in connection with sexual assault charges involving a 12-year-old boy.
AP Wire
Jun 24, 2014

 

John Balyo was arraigned Monday in Calhoun County District Court in Battle Creek on first-degree and second-degree criminal sexual conduct charges. A July 7 preliminary examination is scheduled.

The 35-year-old Balyo is accused of paying another man to arrange sex with minors. Authorities searched his home in Caledonia, south of Grand Rapids.

He was arrested Friday in Gaylord at a Christian music festival. WCSG in Grand Rapids said on-air Monday that Balyo's affiliation with the station ended Saturday.

Kent County Undersheriff Jon Hess also said Balyo was fired from a volunteer squad that helps direct traffic during festivals and other public events.

Comments

rukidding

Ex-Christian radio host

I like how the "Christian" radio station, and probably the church for that matter, are quick to mention EX on this; right, he was fired last week. They try to make it sound like this was something from his distant past and we are no longer affiliated with this person. Who hired this perverted individual; step up to the plate instead of hiding. And, Jon Hess is right on top of things too, firing Balyo from traffic duty; you would think that never getting out of prison again would probably be a notice of termination. It's a real riot to watch people scramble, and the way they go about it when they might be thought as "connected" to this type of depraved individual. Just take him out back and shoot him and be done with it.

JimmyJazz

I would like to Jazz this punk up.

deuce liti

You tell 'em Jimbo!

And don't forget your special finishing move: Jazz Hands!

JimmyJazz

Oh yeah, I never forget that!

 

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