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UPDATED: Christian radio DJ arrested on criminal sexual conduct charges

Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014 |
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WEST MICHIGAN (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - The Department of Immigration and Customs Enforcement has announced the arrest of a Christian radio DJ, on state charges of criminal sexual conduct.

The arrest comes on the heels of an investigation by Immigrations and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations and the Michigan State Police Internet Crimes Against Children.

Special agents and Michigan State Police troopers arrested 35-year-old John Balyo on Friday without incident.

He is being transported to Battle Creek, where he will be lodged at the Calhoun County Jail, pending arraignment on Monday.

He faces charges of first-degree criminal sexual conduct.

The investigation claims that Balyo paid a defendant to arrange sexual encounters with minors.

Battle Creek Police sources confirmed to Newschannel 3 Friday that Balyo's arrest is connected to a Department of Homeland Security bust that took place in Battle Creek around two weeks ago.

An alleged victim of 42-year-old Ronald Moser, the suspect in the Battle Creek case, was interviewed, and shared another possible sexual assault with another man.

Authorities were able to get enough of a description that the suspect could be identified as Balyo.

Battle Creek Police drove with Homeland Security drove up to Gaylord, Michigan to arrest Balyo, where sources tell Newshcannel 3 he was attending a christian music festival.

Balyo works as an on-air personality as Grand Rapids' Family Christian Radio station, WCSG.

WCSG General Manager Chris Lemke says that Balyo has been put on administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation, adding they are "obviously saddened by the turn of events."

ICE says further details are being withheld, pending an appearance by Balyo in court.
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WORLD-FINANCIAL MARKETS

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Japan's Nikkei 225 stock average surged 5 percent and the yen slid against the dollar after the Bank of Japan unexpectedly announced new stimulus to boost a flagging economic recovery.

Other Asian stock markets were also higher after the Japanese central bank's announcement Friday. The dollar rose 1.2 percent to 110.64 yen.

The bank said it would increase its asset purchases by between 10 trillion yen and 20 trillion yen ($90.7 billion to $181.3 billion) to about 80 trillion yen ($725 billion) annually.

The Nikkei was up 4.6 percent at 16,380.11 after shedding some of its initial gains. Hong Kong's Hang Seng rose 1.2 percent and Seoul's Kospi was up 0.1 percent.

ECONOMY-THE DAY AHEAD

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Today. the Commerce Department will release its September report on consumer spending, which accounts for 70 percent of economic activity in the U.S.

Also, the University of Michigan will issue its monthly index of consumer sentiment for October. In September, the index reached its highest level since July 2013, led by greater optimism that the economy will grow and incomes will rise.

The Labor Department will also release the third-quarter employment cost index.

Before the market opens, Exxon Mobil will report its quarterly financial results.

CITI-REVISED EARNS

NEW YORK (AP) -- Citigroup is slashing its third-quarter earnings by $600 million, saying that recent investigations by regulators have altered the results it reported earlier this month.

The New York-based bank on Thursday revised its quarterly net income to $2.8 billion from a previously reported $3.4 billion, citing legal expenses.

The bank's operating expenses rose from $12.36 billion to about $13 billion.

The company said in a statement the unexpected increase came from "rapidly-evolving regulatory inquiries and investigations, including very recent communications with certain regulatory agencies related to previously-disclosed matters."

Citi previously reported third-quarter net income of $3.44 billion, or $1.07 per share, on Oct. 14. The results exceeded Wall Street estimates.

Like other major banks, Citigroup has been the target of lawsuits and government investigations for its role in the mortgage meltdown that helped spur the financial crisis of 2008.

SURGICAL GOWNS LAWSUIT

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A lawsuit says Kimberly-Clark Corp. falsely claimed its surgical gowns met the highest standards for protecting against Ebola and other infectious diseases.

Lead attorney Michael Avenatti says the Texas hospital where two nurses contracted Ebola used to stock the gowns but it's not clear if the nurses had used them.

The $500 million fraud suit was filed Wednesday in federal court in Los Angeles on behalf of a surgeon who wore the gowns.

The lawsuit says Kimberly-Clark knew for a year that the gowns failed industry tests and allowed the transfer of bodily fluids, bacteria and viruses, but the company still promoted them as having the highest level of impermeability.

The maker of Kleenex and other consumer products says it doesn't comment on lawsuits but stands behind its products' safety.

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