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      Former Christian radio host pleads guilty in child pornography case

      A former host at a popular Christian radio station in western Michigan has pleaded guilty in a child pornography investigation.


      GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.- A former host at a popular Christian radio station in western Michigan has pleaded guilty in a child pornography investigation.


      John Balyo told a federal judge Tuesday that he photographed sex acts with a 12-year-old boy at a Kalamazoo County hotel. He pleaded guilty to sexual exploitation and possessing child pornography.


      Balyo says he knew it was wrong.


      The 35-year-old was a host at Christian radio station WCSG in Grand Rapids until his arrest in June at a Christian music festival in northern Michigan. His arrest was related to state charges of criminal sexual conduct. That case still is pending in Calhoun County.


      Balyo faces a mandatory minimum of 15 years in federal prison but his sentence could be longer.

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