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Arraignment Date for Suspect in Northridge Kidnapping Postponed

His bail is expected be set at almost $20 million.

The arraignment date for the man accused of kidnapping and assaulting a 10-year-old Northridge girl last month was postponed to May 2.

Tobias Dustin Summers, 30, appeared in a San Fernando court Thursday and was scheduled to be arraigned that afternoon.

According to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office,  Summers is charged with 37 felony counts

Tobias Summers' arraignment rescheduled to May 2 (Northridge Police Department).
Tobias Summers' arraignment rescheduled to May 2 (Northridge Police Department).
, including 34 counts of sexual assault, kidnapping a minor under the age of 14 and first-degree burglary with a person present.

Summers was one of two suspects wanted in connection with the kidnapping. The other suspect, Daniel Martinez, 29, was arrested on April 1 and pleaded not guilty.

Summers was arrested Wednesday at a rehabilitation facility in Mexico.

On March 27, police say the young girl was taken from her home, driven around to different locations and raped before being dropped off near a hospital.

Bail is expected to be set at $19 million. If convicted, Summers faces a number of life sentences.

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