Ex-Con Charged in 'Unspeakably Traumatic Attack' on LA Girl

Disturbing details of crimes released
By Ruth Brown,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 4, 2013 7:43 AM CDT
Ex-Con Hit With 36 Counts in LA Girl's Kidnapping, Sex Assault
Tobias Dustin Summers has been charged with 36 counts in what cops are calling an "unspeakably traumatic attack" on a 10-year-old girl who was kidnapped from her home in the San Fernando Valley.   (AP Photo/Los Angeles Police Department)

Tobias Summers, the recently released prisoner suspected of abducting a 10-year-old LA girl last week, has been charged with 36 counts of sexual assault, kidnapping, and first-degree burglary, the LA Times reports. A second man, Daniel Martinez, who is believed to have driven the getaway car, according to the AP, has also been charged with kidnapping and burglary. The full details of what cops are calling an "unspeakably traumatic attack" by Summers, who remains at large, have been released—you can read the full 34-page complaint at the LA Weekly (though you may not want to).

Police believe that Summers broke into the girl's home with the intent of burglary. Instead, he kidnapped her at knifepoint and took her to a nearby vacant house where the complaint alleges he committed a number of sex acts and took nude photos of the girl. She was found in a parking lot 10 hours later, bruised, barefoot, and disoriented. Both Summers and Martinez have long criminal histories, but neither is a registered sex offender; cops say Martinez left before Summers attacked the girl. Summers was released from prison last July as part of a program to reduce overcrowding. (More tobias summers stories.)

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