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Sex offenders sentenced for killing prostitute, assaulting others

Volusia County Sheriff's Office booking photo of John Lytus
Volusia County Sheriff's Office booking photo of John Lytus

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.A convicted sex offender accused of kidnapping and assaulting three women - one fatally - has been sentenced to 45 years in prison.

The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports that 52-year-old John Lytus pleaded guilty Monday to second-degree murder, aggravated assault and kidnapping.

Police say Lytus picked up three prostitutes in Daytona Beach on separate occasions in September of last year. One of the women, 30-year-old Laura Nagengast, was found dead in DeLand three days after she vanished.

One of the surviving victims had been pregnant and has since given birth to a healthy baby girl.

Lytus was previously convicted of raping a 19-year-old woman in 1986.