John Balyo’s co-conspirator to tell federal judge he is “extremely sorry and ashamed”

Posted at 9:27 PM, Dec 16, 2014
and last updated 2014-12-16 22:45:59-05

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- The man who partnered with disgraced West Michigan radio personality John Balyo to commit child sex crimes will face a federal judge for sentencing Wednesday.
However, the prosecution's presentencing memorandum against Ronald Moser was still sealed on Tuesday.
His attorney's is not.
Moser has pled guilty to possessing child pornography and to the sexual exploitation of a child - but some of the evidence used against him is still in dispute, if you ask Moser's lawyer Paul Mitchell.
Moser was arrested during a federal human trafficking investigation.
He's admitted to setting up Balyo's sexual assault of a 12-year-old boy in hotels in Battle Creek and Kalamazoo.
The victim’s family said they had trusted Moser with the boy - and considered him a friend.
The sentencing memorandum filed this week objects to two parts of the presentence report, citing an unnamed confidential informant.
The defense says the claims of that informant are not credible and leaving the source unnamed makes them impossible to challenge.
The document states Moser did not have the children in question when they were 2 and 4, let alone taking the four-year-old on extended "semi-truck trips."
The defense also says allegations of Moser making $100,000 in two weeks from selling child pornography are equally ridiculous.
The documents state that Moser "...lacks both sophistication and foresight. When contrasted to his co-conspirator - Mr. Balyo - he comes in a sorry second."
They continue on, saying that "Mr. Moser reports that he was repeatedly molested as a child," "is extremely sorry and ashamed," and that Moser "has some support from his family."
Two letters were also included - one from Moser's parents explaining to the court a bicycle accident in which Moser suffered head trauma as a child. The other is from his daughter.
A statement from U.S. Attorney Pat Miles says, "Individuals such as Ronald Moser who prey upon children and create sexually graphic images will be found and they will be prosecuted. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in West Michigan and our state and federal partners are dedicated to the protection of children. Working together we are bringing these predators to justice.”
Moser faces up to 40 years in federal prison at Wednesday’s sentencing.