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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.

    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.

    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.

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

    More: Read the Victim's Family's Statement