Daytona Beach

Man Gets 45 Years for Killing Prostitute, Assaulting Others

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.

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