Northridge Kidnapping Suspect Captured in Mexico

Northridge Kidnapping Suspect Captured in Tijuana, Mexico


LOS ANGELES — The man suspected of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 10-year-old Northridge girl made his first court appearance in Los Angeles Thursday.

32-year-old Tobias Dustin Summers was arrested in Mexico on Wednesday.

Summers did not enter a plea. His next hearing is scheduled for May 2.

Also Thursday, the family of the 10-year-old victim issued a written statement.

“Our family thanks the LAPD, SDPD, FBI and the Mexican authorities for their work in finding and apprehending Tobias Summers. Throughout this ordeal, they’ve been working around the clock hunting this man — not only for justice for our daughter, but to make sure he’s unable to hurt anyone again.

Since the onset of this ordeal, the LAPD and the FBI have been spectacular with us and our daughter. We can’t begin to describe how their compassion and professionalism got us through that first day. There were so many officers and…

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