Man sentenced to life in prison, plus 230 years for kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 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
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.
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
According to prosecutors, she was barefoot and had visible
injuries when she was found.
A defense attorney for Summers said he will appeal the