Suspect in girl’s abduction back in US from Mexico
April 24, 2013 3:22PM
File-This undated file photo provided by the Los Angeles Police Department on Saturday March 30, 2013 shows Tobias Dustin Summers who is a child-kidnapping suspect. Summers suspected in connection with the abduction of a 10-year-old girl who vanished from her San Fernando Valley home and was abandoned hours later in front of a hospital. The FBI says Mexican police have captured the fugitive Summers. (AP Photo/Los Angeles Police Department,File)
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A fugitive charged with abducting and sexually assaulting a 10-year-old Los Angeles girl is back on American soil after being arrested in a Mexican village.
FBI Special Agent in Charge Tim Delaney said Wednesday that 30-year-old Tobias Summers is in California, traveling in the custody of FBI and local police, to Los Angeles. He will face 37 felony charges, including numerous sexual assault counts.
Authorities credit a $25,000 reward that was highly publicized south of the border for a phone tip Tuesday night.
Using that tip, the FBI tracked Summers to a drug and alcohol treatment facility in a tiny village on the coast between Tijuana and Ensenada.
The victim vanished from her home in the Northridge area of Los Angeles on March 27. She was found about 12 hours later.