Ex-Christian radio host gets 40 years for child sex crimes

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    Wow. This guy was ALL in.

    http://www.kgw.com/story/news/nation/2014/12/11/ex-christian-radio-host-gets-40-years-for-child-sex-crimes/20279987/?c=n&can=n&fb=y

    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 lengthy prison terms were almost a foregone conclusion. 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.”

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