DHS Police Arrest Suspect Again After The Court System Released Him Without Bail; Charges Include Sexual Battery, False Imprisonment

Have we had enough of this so-called compassion, and focusing on all this diversity, equity and inclusion.  The fact is, some people are criminals, regardless of the color of their skin or their nationality.


Case in point, back on Friday August 18th 2023, Desert Hot Springs Police  responded to a report from a driver of a ridesharing service of an alleged sexual battery committed by a customer. 


The driver reported being assaulted by the customer at the conclusion of the ride. The suspect then fled the vehicle on foot. The driver sought medical attention for minor injuries incurred during a struggle in the vehicle. 


10 days later, Desert Hot Springs detectives arrested 20-year-old Luis Enrique Lora of Desert Hot Springs. Lora was jailed on charges of attempted Rape by Force, Sexual Battery, and  False Imprisonment. Lora was originally booked with a bail amount of $500,000 but was later released by the court on personal recognizance.  So Lora was back on the streets.


Then last Wednesday, September 27th 2023, around 10:30 at night, Desert Hot Springs Police responded to a report from a driver of a ride-sharing service regarding another alleged sexual battery committed by a customer. And Yes, it was Luis Enrique Lora again. 


This time he is jailed on 1-hundred-thousand dollars bail, facing charges Sexual Battery, False Imprisonment, and committing a felony while out on bail. 


DHS Police there could be more victims too.


Any ride-share driver who may have been attacked by Lora should call  DHS Police Detective Celia Romero at (760) 329-2904 x 394, or by email at [email protected], or Detective Sergeant Christopher Saucier at (760) 329-2904 x 382, or by email at [email protected]. If you wish to remain anonymous you can call Crime Stoppers at (760) 341-STOP. 



Suspect Luis Enrique Lora of Desert Hot Springs CA

Photo from Desert Hot Springs CA Police Dept