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Judge sentences ex-radio host

November 11, 2014
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A former host at a popular Christian radio station has been sentenced to prison.

A Calhoun County judge handed down Monday the punishment of 25 to 50 years in state prison to John Balyo for sexually assaulting an 11-year-old boy, after he pleaded guilty to first-degree criminal sexual conduct in September.

The 35-year-old had admitted to sexually assaulting the boy at a Battle Creek hotel in May.

Balyo also pleaded guilty in a separate case in July to federal charges of sexual exploitation and possessing child pornography. His sentencing is set for December in Grand Rapids.

Balyo was a host at Christian radio station WCSG in Grand Rapids until his arrest in June at a Christian music festival in northern Michigan.

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