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John Balyo waives preliminary exam in Calhoun County

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BATTLE CREEK (WKZO) -- Former Christian radio host John Balyo has waived his preliminary exam in Calhoun County District Court on child sexual abuse charges.

He may have waived the hearing to avoid forcing the 11-year-old victim to testify, and a plea deal may be in the works.

That would be consistent with Balyo’s decision Tuesday to cut a deal with U.S. Attorneys and plead guilty to federal charges that he engaged a sexual encounter with a 12-year-old in a Kalamazoo Motel room.

He is due back in court next month for a pre-trial hearing.

 

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