Police in Los Angeles are still searching for transient Tobias Dustin Summers, 30, who is charged with entering a Northridge, Los Angeles, home on the night of March 27, 2013, and abducting a girl, 10, at knifepoint from her bed during the commission of a robbery. Police believe the girl was taken to an abandoned house and sexually assaulted for 12 hours. They have not released any further details, including exactly what connected Summers and his accomplice to the girl’s abduction.
Summers is believed to have abducted the young victim from her bed, raped her repeatedly and left her at a Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, bruised, bleeding and in shock. The girl did not go in, but kept walking, and was soon recognized by a passerby and picked up by police on patrol.
The girl’s identity is being protected, and details of the attack have not been released, but the charges give an idea of the child’s ordeal: Summers was charged in absentia with 36 counts of sexual assault, as well as kidnapping and first-degree burglary charges. If convicted he faces multiple life terms in prison.
Most recently Summers, who is still at large, was seen crossing into Tecate, Mexico, via a footbridge. Mexican authorities are working with FBI and L.A. police to track him down. Luckily he won’t blend in very well with the local population, but he may have already left Tecate. If captured, the charges against him in the U.S. will supposedly help with extradition.
According to police there were two suspects involved with the abduction, Daniel Martinez, 29, who has been in police custody since April 3, and appears to have been the getaway driver. Martinez, who has an extensive arrest record for offenses including burglary, petty theft, grand theft, resisting a police officer, unlawfully entering a property and threats of death or great bodily injury, is being charged with felony counts of kidnapping a minor under the age of 14 and first-degree burglary. He is being held on $1,000,000 bail and faces 12 years in prison if convicted. At this point it seems that despite all the arrests, Martinez has only spent about 16 months in prison for grand theft.
Summers’ arrest record includes offenses of receiving stolen property, grand theft, possession of an explosive, presenting false identity to police, kidnapping, robbery, battery and annoying a child, but that last charge was dismissed. Neither man was ever convicted of any sex crimes. Summers has never spent more than eight months in jail.
Summers is described as a white male, 160 pounds with blond hair and blue eyes.