By Becky Clark


            Luis Solis Delgado, 45, of Idyllwild, had his case dismissed Monday, Nov. 13, and all charges dropped. He was released from the Southwest Detention Center where he had been housed since April 27 on $5 million bail.

            He was charged with eight felony sex charges involving two minor female children beginning in August 2015 and ending Wednesday, April 26, 2023, the day before he was arrested. He pleaded not guilty to all eight felony charges. He faced life imprisonment if found guilty.

"We were unable to proceed due to an inability to locate key witnesses," said Riverside County District Attorney's Office Public Information Officer Brooke Beare. "This led to the case being dismissed, although it continues to be under investigation."