The 10-year-old girl was snatched from her bed in Northridge at knife point. The stranger bundled her into a waiting car. She was tied up and gagged.
Over the next 12 hours, her attacker tied a belt around her neck as he repeatedly sexually assaulted her inside the car and later at a storage yard, a vacant home and a drainage tunnel as they crossed the San Fernando Valley.
On Thursday, the girl, now 13, told a judge that her kidnapper should never be free.
“It was not right, and no one should ever have to go through that ever,” she said in a halting voice. “So I hope he goes away forever.”
Calling the victim one of the bravest young women he...