Former Christian radio host signs plea deal in child porn probe

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. A former host at a popular Christian radio station in western Michigan plans to plead guilty in a child pornography investigation.

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

The 35-year-old Balyo 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 was a host at Christian radio station WCSG in Grand Rapids before his arrest in June. He's being held in the Calhoun County jail on state charges of criminal sexual conduct.


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