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Man ties up homeless pregnant woman and rapes her for 12 hours

By Mason White 5:31 PM October 7, 2015
John Lytus 

By: Chan Yuan
(Scroll down for video) A man who is a registered sex offender, was arrested on a charge of rape after allegedly kidnapping a homeless woman and raping her for many hours, police in Florida said.

Daytona Beach police said that they have arrested 52-year-old John Lytus of Kissimmee, after being accused of abducting the woman outside a 7-Eleven and taking her to his home, where he tortured and raped her for 12 hours.

Lytus moved to Florida from Rockland County, New York, where he was convicted of rape. Lytus was charged with sexual assault with a deadly weapon, kidnapping and failing to register as a sex offender.

He was booked into the Volusia County Branch Jail, and was denied bail.

According to the police investigation, Lytus picked up the 35-year-old woman around 7:00 p.m. outside the 7-Eleven, which is located at 955 S. Ridgewood Avenue.

Lytus then took the homeless woman to his home. Once inside the home, the woman went to use the bathroom. Lytus came up behind her armed with a knife and forced her into a bedroom.

Lytus forcefully undressed the woman and tied her wrists and ankles. The woman told Lytus not hurt her because she was six months pregnant.

Lytus didn’t care. He hit the woman in the face and chest, kicked her in the back and stabbed her in the chest. Lytus then raped her.

After 12 hours, Lytus dumped the woman outside the 7-Eleven.