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UPDATE: Christian Broadcaster fired after arrest on sex charge


BATTLE CREEK  (WKZO) --Bond has been set for a Christian Radio Broadcaster arrested for allegedly paying for sex with a young boy.

35-year-old John Balyo is being held for first degree criminal sexual conduct but isn’t expected to be formally charged until Monday.

TV-3 reports that at a bond hearing early Saturday, bail was set at 500-thousand dollars.

On Friday, Balyo, of Caledonia, had been put on paid leave by Cornerstone University, the owners of WCSG radio in Grand Rapids, where Balyo had been the morning host of a “Family Friendly” radio show.

Saturday, the University released a new statement, saying that Balyo “was no longer affiliated with WCSG Radio”.

Officers from Battle Creek, State Police and Homeland Security arrested Balyo Friday at the “Big Ticket Festival”,a Christian Music event held in Gaylord.

Balyo apparently became a subject for investigation following the arrest and indictment of Ronald Moser of Battle Creek on federal child pornography charges.