UPDATE: Balyo Admits to Making, Having Child Pornography
An update on a former Grand Rapids Christian radio DJ accused of making child pornography.
John Balyo was arrested at the Big Ticket Festival in Gaylord back in June.
Today in court, he admitted to making, and having child porn.
Balyo met up with another adult and a 12-year-old boy in Kalamazoo in April. He abused the child sexually, and took the photos with his cell phone and camera, then paid the child and left.
Based on federal sentencing, Balyo faces at least 15 years in prison and a maximum of 50 years. He must also register as a sex offender.
This case is part of Project Safe Childhood, which is a nationwide program designed to protect children from exploitation and abuse. To learn more about Project Safe Childhood including resources for children and parents, click here.