Update on Married Father Who Worked as Christian Radio Host And Who Rapes Children
(There is a Dec 2014 update at the bottom of the post)
Notice that according to all these articles (including the Dec 2014 update), this guy passed himself off as an upstanding Christian family man.
He was employed at a Christian radio station at one time. He was married with a baby on the way (his wife was pregnant in 2014). This is precisely the sort of man Christians (especially complementarians) say that single Christian women should marry.
But in private, this guy was paying to have sex with children at local motels and so forth.
I would rather marry an atheist guy who does NOT rape or molest kids than to marry a Christian guy who does rape and molest kids. I really do not see the sense in abiding by the ‘equally yoked’ teachings anymore.
Let this also go to show that contrary to what a lot of Christians, churches and Christian organizations teach, being married and having children does not make a man mature, godly, or moral.
Previous post about this perverted loser:
(Link): Christian radio show host John Balyo arrested on child rape charge
Moser is the guy who was into naked kiddie photos and who was approached by the first pervert to help him get kids for sex:
Investigators also found Moser had an account on OKCupid.com with his photo and the same email address connected to the child-porn website.
… Moser is also being held in jail for sex crimes.
Other info from that same page:
- PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (June 25, 2014) – Federal investigators say Former Christian Radio Host, John Balyo, told them about a “bondage kit” he kept in a storage unit during an interview following his arrest for allegedly having oral sex with an 11-year-old boy in a Battle Creek Hotel Room.
According to a spokesperson with Homeland Security, investigators say they found duct tape, handcuffs, rope, zip-ties, and children socks inside the so-called “bondage kit.”
In addition, investigators say they also found a file containing reports of missing children along with sexually explicit photographs.
The discovery was made at the West River Storage Suites in Plainfield Township according to federal investigators.
- POSTED 3:39 PM, JUNE 26, 2014, BY BAILEY WOOLUM KFOR-TV AND CNN WIRE
Agents say 35-year-old John Baylo told investigators about the storage unit when they interviewed him, and he gave consent to search it.
They say it contained a suitcase holding children’s socks and costumes, duct tape, four pairs of handcuffs, zip ties, rubber gloves, chains and a padlock.
It also contained file folders full of magazine and newspaper articles about missing children and copies of children’s obituaries.
Agents also found a bag containing various dismembered body parts for a medical mannequin.
Baylo, a former radio personality at Cornerstone-owned WCSG, was arrested June 20th at a Christian Music Festival in Gaylord, Michigan.
- GRAND RAPIDS, MI – After the arrest of Christian radio host John Baylo on child-sex allegations, supporters of his wife, Bethany, and her son are raising funds on her behalf.
Organizers set a $50,000 goal for the online fund drive.
…The website said: “On June 20, 2014, Bethany and her son’s world was turned upside down by unforeseen circumstances. A new bride of just seven weeks, this now single mom is now experiencing something that no person should have to endure. Bethany has always been the first one to reach out and help others, now it’s our turn to help her and her son.”
The funds are expected to cover expenses for counseling, medical care, loss of income and typical living expenses as result of “these tragic circumstances.”
December 2014 update:
(Link): Ex-Christian radio host gets 40 years for child sex crimes by John Hogan
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Christian radio host John Balyo operated beneath the radar as a married family man, a wedding photographer, a volunteer with the Kent County Sheriff’s Department, camp counselor and an overseas mission volunteer with children.
Underneath the surface, the expectant father was “a wolf in sheep’s clothing” feeding a morbid and sadistic fascination with children, collecting pedophilic materials, rehearsing a sexual kidnapping fantasy with a child-sized mannequin and meeting clandestinely in hotel rooms with young boys in bondage.
The secret life of the 36-year-old Caledonia man was laid bare Thursday in U.S. District Court in Grand Rapids in an emotional sentencing hearing that all but assures Balyo will be an old man when he gets out of prison.
He’ll serve 40 years in federal prison — on top of a lengthy sentence handed down last month in Calhoun County for first-degree criminal sexual conduct. His wife of seven months was granted a divorce just three weeks ago. And Balyo’s assets will go to support his unborn child, who is due in February or March.
“I’m having a lot of trouble trying to reconcile two people in the orange jumpsuit before me,” Judge Robert Holmes Bell told Balyo during the sentencing hearing. “There’s the Christian man with a reputation as a value-driven individual. But there is something else going on that is troubling … filthy, obscene. I don’t get it. I don’t get where you went off.”
Bell ordered Balyo to serve 25 years for sexual exploitation of a child and 15 years for possession of child pornography, with the terms to run consecutive.
…More unnerving is the depths of depravity lurking beneath the surface of a man prosecutors say had the facade of a law-abiding, charitable, upstanding citizen. According to court records:
• Balyo kept a collection of children’s obituaries and articles on the infamous BTK (Bind, Torture, Kill) serial killer.
• He kept news clippings relating to the kidnapping, death and sexual abuse of children.
• He had notebook paper that contained numerous boys’ names on it and phrases like “swimming,” “photo shoot,” “sleeping/napping,” “strapped down,” “boy/cub scout,” “headlock,” “abuse” and “swim lessons.”
• He kept photos of nude children in his storage unit, including images from a known child pornography series.
• He had a bondage kit that held rolls of duct tape, four pairs of handcuffs, parachute cord, nylon rope, 107 zip ties, a set of rubber gloves, two lengths of 18-inch chain and a padlock.
“No one ever reported any misgivings or indiscretions about Balyo. But he was a wolf in sheep’s clothing,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Tessa K. Hessmiller wrote in a sentencing memorandum.
“On the outside, he was a law-abiding, charitable, upstanding citizen. He was able to gain people’s trust, leading no one to suspect anything was amiss,” Hessmiller wrote.
“But underneath the surface, he was feeding a morbid and sadistic fascination with children, creating and accumulating pedophilic materials, rehearsing a sexual kidnapping fantasy with a gun and a child-sized mannequin and meeting clandestinely in hotel rooms with young boys in bondage. Balyo’s three meetings with (victim 1) resulted in sexual exploitation and degradation of a child in the most depraved ways.”
…A secret life exposed
Balyo was arrested June 20 while attending a Christian music concert in Gaylord. Police seized his home computer, finding images of child pornography he produced, including those of the 12-year-old boy from the hotels.
On a memory card, investigators found a number of digital photographs depicting a teenage boy in bondage, but not nude. Homeland Security Investigations agents three weeks ago spoke with the person identified in the images.
The boy, now 22, stated he met Balyo on a website in October 2008 when he was a 16-year-old high school student. They shared an interest in bondage and met once at a hotel. Balyo used rope, handcuffs, a blindfold, and a ball gag to tie him up in different positions inside the hotel and took pictures.
In a storage unit near Rockford, investigators found photos of nude children and a bondage kit that held rolls of duct tape, four pairs of handcuffs, parachute cord, nylon rope, 107 zip ties, a set of rubber gloves, two lengths of 18-inch chain and a padlock.
…Balyo was fired from his job as morning host at WCSG, a Christian station operated by Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids. His wife, Bethany Colleen Balyo, on July 11 filed for divorce in Kent County Circuit Court. The expedited divorce was approved Nov. 18 by Kent County Circuit Judge Kathleen Feeney.
Under terms of the divorce, Bethany Balyo will have full custody of their unborn child, will get their home in Caledonia and collect proceeds from the sale of a home in Comstock Park.
Balyo’s statements of contrition ring hollow with the family of his 12-year-old victim. A letter written by the boy’s mother and read in court Thursday talks about the nightmares and behavioral problems the boy has suffered because of Balyo.
Related posts this blog:
(Link): Being Unequally Yoked
(Link): Why I Now Reject “Be Equally Yoked” – and on Becoming More Agnostic
-(this page also contains many links to news stories with examples of Christian married men who were arrested for rape, murder, or other crimes, and articles about high rates of porno use among Christian men)
(Link): Pro Ball Player Convicted for Kid Diddling Three Kids Claims to be an Outstanding Christian (and he’s married with a kid of his own) – again, why should Christian single gals limit themselves to only marrying Christian men? The Whole “Being Yoked Equally” thing is irrelevant and unduly limiting for singles