Former WCSG Host John Balyo Gets Additional Sentence In Child Sexual Exploitation Case
December 12, 2014 at 4:31 AM (PT)
Former CORNERSTONE UNIVERSITY Contemporary Christian WCSG/GRAND RAPIDS morning host JOHN BALYO has been sentenced to consecutive terms of 25 and 15 years in prison for sexual exploitation of a child and possession of child pornography. The sentence will be served concurrently to the 25-50 years in prison plus lifetime electronic monitoring to which he was sentenced last month (NET NEWS 11/11) after his guilty plea to two federal charges of child sexual exploitation.
At THURSDAY's hearing, U.S. District Court Judge ROBERT HOLMES BELL noted the dichotomy between BALYO's career as a Christian host and his crimes, concluding "I don't get it. I don't get where you went off." BALYO, whose previous conviction was for sexual assault on a boy last MAY two weeks after his wedding, was recently divorced, and his assets will be assigned to his unborn child, due in FEBRUARY or MARCH.
BALYO and RONALD MOSER, a friend of the victim's family, pleaded guilty to sexual exploitation of a child and child pornography possession.