Ex-radio host signs plea deal in child porn probe

A former morning show host for a West Michigan Christian radio station plans to plead guilty to child pornography charges.
AP Wire
Jul 25, 2014


Prosecutors say John Balyo is due in Grand Rapids federal court next week, just weeks after his arrest on state charges at a Christian music festival in Gaylord.

Balyo, 35, is charged with sexual exploitation and possessing child pornography. His signed plea deal was filed in court Thursday.

Balyo faces a mandatory minimum of 15 years in prison, but his sentence could be longer. He's being held in the Calhoun County Jail on state charges of criminal sexual conduct.


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