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John Balyo won't fight federal charges


GRAND RAPIDS (WKZO) -- John Balyo has cut a deal with federal prosecutors. 

The former Christian broadcaster will plead guilty to exploitation of a minor and possession of child pornography rather than risk going to trial and facing an unsympathetic jury.

He is charged with video taping a 12-year-old boy in Kalamazoo County committing a sex act.

In exchange for the plea the U.S. Attorneys won’t pursue other possible charges.

 A Federal Judge will consider the plea bargain next Tuesday.

Balyo still faces trial for first degree criminal sexual conduct for an alleged illegal sex act with a male minor in Battle Creek.