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2 criminals charged in abduction of girl, 10

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By The Associated Press
Wednesday, April 3, 2013, 8:27 p.m.
 

LOS ANGELES — Two men with criminal pasts were charged on Wednesday in the kidnapping of a 10-year-old girl who was sexually assaulted after being taken from her Los Angeles home in the middle of the night.

Prosecutors filed nearly three dozen counts of sexual assault against 30-year-old fugitive Tobias Summers. He also faces kidnapping and burglary charges, along with suspected accomplice Daniel Martinez.

If convicted, Summers could face multiple life terms in prison.

Authorities believe Martinez waited in a car outside the girl's home and drove a short distance with Summers and the girl after they emerged from the house.

Martinez then left and wasn't involved any further, prosecutors said.

Martinez was expected in court Wednesday after his arrest on Sunday in Northridge, the area of Los Angeles where the girl lives. If convicted, he could face up to 12 years in prison.

The girl was abducted about 3 a.m. March 27. She was found about 12 hours later wandering near a Starbucks about six miles away — barefoot and bearing bruises and scratches.

 

 
 


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