Girl's Alleged Kidnapper Captured in Mexican Rehab

Tobias Summers charged in abduction, rape of Northridge 10-year-old

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff

Posted Apr 24, 2013 2:41 PM CDT

(Newser) – Authorities have captured a fugitive they believe kidnapped and raped a 10-year-old California girl who vanished from her bedroom in March and was found in a parking lot 10 hours later, bruised, barefoot, and disoriented, the FBI announced today; cops had called it an "unspeakably traumatic attack." Tobias Summers, 32, was caught at a drug rehab center in a small Mexican town about 200 miles south of the border, police tell the LA Times. He was reportedly scared when he saw police, and surrendered without incident.

"I’m very happy that we caught this trash," a California police commander said. "I always make a point to capture people that have sex with children." Summers was to be transferred to the US this morning. He has already been charged in absentia with kidnapping, burglary, and 36 cases of sexual assault. A second man also has been charged, though he is considered by police to be a secondary suspect.

This image from the California Department of Corrections shows Tobias Summers, a transient with a long criminal record who is accused of abducting a 10-year-old.
This image from the California Department of Corrections shows Tobias Summers, a transient with a long criminal record who is accused of abducting a 10-year-old.   (AP Photo/California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation)
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