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2 more women sue Michael Lyon over sex recordings

Two more women are suing former Sacramento real estate executive Michael Lyon, claiming he secretly recorded sexual encounters with them and passed on the recordings to third parties without their knowledge.

The women make their allegations in separate civil suits filed Thursday in Sacramento Superior Court, bringing to nine the number of alleged victims now suing over his secret videotaping.

Lyon pleaded guilty earlier this year to surreptitiously recording sexual encounters with women who visited him in his home. He has been accused in a civil suit originally filed last year of also recording family friends, nannies and employees with a sophisticated series of cameras hidden in his Arden Arcade and Tahoe area homes.

Lyon, 55, is accused in the latest suits of inviting the women over to his home for sexual encounters and secretly recording them and then passing the recordings to others.

Neither alleged victim is named in the suits. One claims she learned of the recordings when law enforcement contacted her in August 2010. The other claims she was recorded in October 2008 in Lyon's home.

Both civil suits allege that Lyon, the wealthy former head of Lyon Real Estate, "published and/or sold" the recordings to others, including adult websites.

Lyon attorney Rudy Nolen did not return a call Friday seeking comment.

Lyon is on probation after spending a month in jail earlier this year.

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