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      Christian radio host arrested at Big Ticket Festival

      Radio DJ John Balyo from Grand Rapids was arrested Friday at a Christian music festival in Gaylord.

      A Christian radio host from Grand Rapids was arrested on Friday at a Christian music festival in Gaylord.

      WCSG's John Balyo, 35, was arrested by the Battle Creek Police at the Big Ticket Festival on criminal sexual conduct charges.

      According to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the arrest was in connection to an investigation where Balyo allegedly paid a defendant, who is the suspect of a separate child-exploitation investigation, to arrange sexual encounters with minors.

      Along with ICE, Homeland Security Investigations, the Michigan State Police and the Battle Creek Police Department were all involved with his arrest and investigation.

      Balyo is an on-air personality at Grand Rapid's Family Christian Radio station, WCSG.

      He is being held at the Calhoun County Jail and will be arraigned on Monday.