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Tobias Summers

Man convicted in kidnapping and sex assault of 10-year-old Northridge girl

Man convicted in kidnapping and sex assault of 10-year-old Northridge girl

The girl’s disappearance baffled investigators and panicked her Northridge community. On a cool spring night in 2013, someone broke into a 10-year-old girl’s bedroom and snatched her away. The girl’s mother heard a noise and went to check on her daughter but she was too late -- the child was gone. On Friday, a jury convicted Tobias Summers, 34. He was found guilty of 32 felony counts in connection with the case, including a host of child sex crimes. Prosecutors say he’s scheduled to be sentenced Oct. 22 and faces multiple life terms in prison.  When the girl vanished, police swarmed her neighborhood and went door to door. A frantic push by investigators...

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