WOODLAND HILLS—On October 22, Tobias Dustin Summers, 34, who was found guilty of sexually assaulting and kidnapping a minor on September 4, was sentenced to life in prison without parole.
On March 27, 2013, Summers kidnapped a 10-year-old girl from her home in Northridge, CA. He took the girl to a waiting car driven by Daniel Martinez, who drove a short distance before leaving the car, Summers, and the minor. Summers drove to multiple locations to perform sexual acts with the minor. The minor memorized the locations where she was taken, which assisted the Los Angeles Police Department, who investigated the case.
The victim was found near the corner of Oxnard Street and Canoga Avenue in Woodland Hills, 12 hours after her disappearance. She had visible injuries on her body.
Deputy District Attorney Laura Knight said, “Summers also was found guilty 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, sodomy, using minor for sex act and possession of matter depicting minor engaging in sexual conduct,” states a press release from the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.
Before sentencing was announced, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Ronald S. Coen heard testimony from the victim and her father.
The co-defendant, Daniel Martinez, was sentenced to six years imprisonment for first-degree burglary, person-present. He is serving his time in a state prison.