Popular Christian DJ John Balyo, 35, of Grand Rapid's Family Christian Radio station WCSG, was fired from his job Friday after he was arrested and charged with having sex with young children.
A release from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Friday said Balyo was arrested on state charges of criminal sexual conduct after investigations by U.S. Immigration and Customs and Homeland Security.
"Balyo allegedly paid a defendant, who is the subject of a separate HSI child-exploitation investigation, to arrange sexual encounters with minor victims. Further details about the investigation are being withheld pending the defendant's appearance in court to answer to the charges," explained the release. more >>
A judge in Dallas, Texas, has sentenced a 23-year-old man to life in prison for killing his 55-year-old neighbor by stabbing her more than 30 times after inviting her over for Bible study. The convict left a note on the victim's body saying, "Satan's son," and later admitted he had evil inside of him.
Randy Torres was sentenced Friday, about a month after pleading guilty to murder in the death of 55-year-old Cathy Wilder on July 30, 2010, according to The Associated Press.
Torres, who was 19 at the time, invited Wilder to his mobile home on the pretext of prayer and Bible study, and then brutally stabbed her, according to investigators. A note found on Wilder's body read, "Satan's son." more >>
The sister of 30-year-old convicted felon, husband and father Jeremy R. Meeks, made famous by women swooning over his mug shot posted to Facebook Wednesday after he was arrested and charged with weapons possession, claims that he's been a practicing Christian for seven years.
His mother has also declared him "sweet" and innocent of the charges as the wild attention he has received for his looks has sparked a heated debate online about second chances, fair trials, religion, beauty bias and the justice system.
"McMug's [Meeks'] sister tells TMZ ... the only reason he carries guns is because he used to be in a gang and needs to protect himself. And she says, he's been a practicing Christian for seven years," TMZ noted. Meeks also has a 3-year-old son. more >>
Bob Jones University, a Christian liberal arts school in South Carolina, found its record of handling sexual abuse under the spotlight again this week when a former student revealed that she was told by a dean of students at the school to repent of her sin after she told him she had been raped.
Former Bob Jones student Katie Landry, 31, explained in an Al Jazeera America report Tuesday that she was just an inexperienced 19-year-old conservative Mennonite from rural Ohio in 2004 when she was raped by her supervisor at her summer job with an ambulance company in Columbus, Ohio.
She says one night as she counted supplies in the back of an ambulance she was startled by the prick of a needle then everything else that followed. more >>
An Ohio bus driver's claim that his Bible blocked two bullets from entering his chest in an assault back in February is "not accurate," Dayton police report.
Rickey Wagoner, a 49-year-old driver for Dayton's electric trolley buses, gained national media attention in February, when he claimed he was assaulted by three black teenagers in the early morning hours of his work shift in what he described as a possible gang-related attack.
Wagoner originally told police and media outlets that he was assaulted by three teenagers at around 5:20 a.m. on Feb. 24, when he exited his bus to determine why the vehicle had lost power. Wagoner then claimed that he was shot three times and stabbed once before wrestling the gun away from the assailants and stabbing one of them with a pen. more >>
A Pennsylvania man who threatened to shoot dead President Barack Obama, who he referred to as the "anti-Christ," has been sentenced to one year in prison and ordered to get mental help.
Nicholas Savino, 42, reportedly made the threat on the White House website last year, Reuters reported.
U.S. District Judge James Munley also ordered the man to undergo mental health treatment, and to forfeit the guns and ammunition seized from his home. Police found two assault weapons, 11,000 rounds of ammunition, a long-range scope, and a third weapon found in his car. Literature on How to Shoot Under Pressure and on using airplanes as weapons was also found in his possession. more >>