Sunday, October 25, 2015

Man Sentenced to Life for Kidnapping, Sexual Assault of 10-Year-Old Girl

A 34-year-old man was sentenced to prison on Thursday for kidnapping a 10-year-old girl from her bed in Northridge and sexually assaulting her.

According to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, Tobias Summers was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole plus an additional 230 years.
The victim chose to speak out against Summers after he entered the courtroom in shackles.

“It was not right,” she said. “No one should ever have to go through that.”
Jurors found Summers guilty of 32 felony counts including rape of a child, aggravated sexual assault, possession of child pornography, kidnapping and first-degree burglary.

On March 27, 2013, he allegedly chose the victim’s house at random, threatened the young girl with a knife and then repeatedly sexually assaulted her in his car, a drainage tunnel, a storage yard and a vacant house, according to Deputy District Attorney Laura Knight.

Authorities located the victim nearly 12 hours later, at the corner of Canoga Avenue and Oxnard Street in Woodland Hills.

According to prosecutors, she was barefoot and had visible injuries when she was found.

A defense attorney for Summers said he will appeal the court’s decision.

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