John Balyo’s child fetish: New details on former Christian radio host’s ‘morbid and sadistic fascination’


By John Agar |
on November 28, 2014

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Photos discovered in the child sex assault investigation of former Christian radio host John Balyo show him pointing a handgun at a boy-sized mannequin tied to a post before he used the mannequin’s feet to masturbate, the government said in court records.

He kept the anatomically correct mannequin, with a blond wig, tied up in a dog crate, authorities said.

“The series of photographs ended with Balyo wrapping the mannequin in a carpet or tarpaulin, as if to bury it,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Tessa Hessmiller wrote in court documents.

Hessmiller filed a memorandum in advance of Balyo’s Dec. 11 sentencing in U.S. District Court in Grand Rapids.

Balyo, 35, of Caledonia, is serving 25 to 50 years in state prison for molesting a boy in May at a Battle Creek hotel. He pleaded guilty in Calhoun County Circuit Court to first-degree criminal-sexual conduct.

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