Christian radio host John Balyo arraigned on first degree CSC
Caroline MacGregor June 23, 2014 | WGVU
John Balyo appeared
in a Grand Rapids court Monday to face charge of first and second degree
criminal sexual conduct.
denied for Balyo, magistrate Heiss citing “proof of the defendant’s guilt.”
Balyo, who was
arrested Friday at a Christian music festival in Gaylord, is charged with sexual
contact with a 12-year-old. The incident took place on May 17th.
Another man connected to the case,
42 year old Battle Creek resident, Ronald Moser, appeared in court Friday on
charges of manufacturing child pornography. Balyo is accused of paying Moser to
set up sexual encounters with children in area hotels.
April, Balyo was fired from Christian radio station 91.3 WCSG in Grand Rapids Friday
and also removed from his position as a reserve with the Kent County Sheriff’s
on first-degree criminal sexual conduct, Balyo faces up to life in prison. His
is scheduled to appear in court for a preliminary examination on June 30th.
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