A 34-year-old man on Friday was found guilty of 32 felony counts for kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 10-year-old girl from her Northridge home in 2013.
Tobias Dustin Summers was facing multiple life terms in state prison after a jury found him guilty of a slew charges, including: 11 counts of oral copulation or sexual penetration with a child 10 or under; seven counts of aggravated assault of a child: oral copulation; four counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child: sexual penetration; and two counts of sex or sodomy with a child 10 or under, according to a news release from the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.
Summers was also convicted of one count each of: kidnapping; first-degree burglary; kidnapping to commit rape; forcible lewd act upon a child; aggravated sexual assault of a child: rape; aggravated sexual assault of a child: sodomy; using a minor for a sex act and possession of matter depicting a minor engaging in sexual conduct, Deputy District Attorney Laura Knight said in the statement.
The conviction stems from an incident that began on March 27, 2013, when Summers and his accomplice, Daniel Martinez, drove to the victim’s San Fernando Valley home.
As Martinez waited in the car, Summers emerged from the house with the girl, prosecutors said. Martinez then drove a short distance before exiting the vehicle.
Summers subsequently drove the car to numerous locations where he sexually assaulted the girl, according to evidence presented in court. She was found, barefoot and visibly injured, about 12 hours later at the intersection of Canoga Avenue and Oxnard Street in Woodland Hills.
Martinez was convicted Nov. 7 of one count of first-degree burglary, person present, and sentencted to six years in state prison, according to the district attorney’s office.
Summers was scheduled to appear at a sentencing hearing Oct. 22 at the Foltz Criminal Justice Center in downtown Los Angeles, the news release said.