Northridge Kidnap Suspect Pleads Not Guilty

Tobias Dustin Summers is charged in connection with the kidnapping and sex assault of a 10-year-old Northride girl

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    Tobias Summers appears in court on Thursday, April 25, 2013. He kept his head down and spoke softly. He was dressed in the same black sweatshirt he wore during his arrest in Mexico.

    The prime suspect in the kidnapping and sexual assault of a 10-year-old Northridge girl pleaded not guilty Thursday to 37 felony charges.

    Tobias Dustin Summers, 32, has been jailed in lieu of $19 million bail pending his arraignment in San Fernando Superior Court.

    Northridge Kidnapping Suspect Faces Potential Life Sentences

    [LA] Northridge Kidnapping Suspect Faces Potential Life Sentences
    Tobias Summers, wanted for multiple sexual assault charges and the kidnapping of a 10-year-old Northridge girl, was arrested Wednesday. Nearly 40 charges have been filed against Summers, and he is expected to face multiple life sentences if convicted. Patrick Healy reports for the NBC4 News at 6 p.m. on April 24, 2013. (Published Thursday, Apr 25, 2013)

    He was arrested April 24 in Mexico and returned to Los Angeles County.

    He was charged with 37 felony counts -- one of kidnapping a child, one of burglary, one of kidnapping to commit another crime, and 34 counts related to sexual assault, according to a court record.

    Search for Kidnap Suspect Expands to San Diego

    [LA] Search for Kidnap Suspect Expands to San Diego
    Police search the U.S.-Mexico Border area for Tobias Summer, wanted in connection with the kidnapping a 10-year-old Northridge girl. Tony Shin reports from San Diego for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on April 1, 2013. (Published Monday, Apr 1, 2013)

    Summers allegedly broke into a Northridge home on the night of March 27 and abducted a 10-year-old girl.

    A second suspect, 29-year-old Daniel Martinez, allegedly drove the pair's getaway car.

    Tobias Summers Captured in Mexico: RAW VIDEO

    [DGO] Tobias Summers Captured in Mexico: RAW VIDEO
    Law enforcement officers escort Tobias Summers as he returns to the U.S. to face charges in the kidnapping of a 10-year-old girl from her Northridge home. (Published Wednesday, Apr 24, 2013)

    Martinez was arrested March 31, and charged with kidnapping and burglary.

    More: Read the Victim's Family's Statement