Tobias Summers, Alleged Northridge Kidnapper, Faces 3 Dozen Sex-Crime Counts
Updated at the bottom with horrific details. Warning: Not for the faint of heart. First posted at 3:19 p.m.
Tobias Summers, the at-large gang member wanted for the shocking abduction of a Northridge 10-year-old last week, was charged with three dozen counts of sexual assault, the L.A. County District Attorney's office announced today.
The 30-year-old transient was also charged with kidnapping someone under 14 and burglary, the office said. An alleged accomplice, Daniel Martinez, ...
... was expected to be arraigned in court after he was arrested over the weekend and charged with kidnapping someone younger than 14 and burglary, the office said.
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Prosecutors planned to ask for $150,000 bail in his case. He could face 12 years behind bars if successfully prosecuted.
They say Martinez was the wheel man in the crime:
Martinez was allegedly waiting in a car outside a Northridge residence when co-defendant Tobias Summers, 32 (dob 11-30-80), allegedly emerged from the house with the 10-year-old victim. Martinez allegedly drove a short way before leaving the car.
The girl went missing from her Northridge bedroom early in the morning one week ago and was dropped off at a hospital six miles away with "visible injuries" 10 hours later, the District Attorney's office stated.
Cops said she suffered an unspeakably traumatic attack.
Summers is looking at three life sentences if convicted, prosecutors said.
[Update at 4:12 p.m.]: The criminal complaint against the pair is embedded below. Note that the detailed allegations might be too much for some to absorb.
Among the three-dozen counts against Summers a constant emerges -- that he allegedly used a gun, knife and belt to rape the girl, including oral copulation, sexual penetration and sodomy.
According to the complaint, Summers has a long criminal record with many stints behind state bars.
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