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Charges dropped in S. Idaho sex-slave case

Charges dropped in S. Idaho sex-slave case

By Associated Press. CREATED Aug 6, 2014

BUHL, Idaho (AP) -- Felony rape and first-degree kidnapping charges have been dropped against a south-central Idaho man initially accused of repeatedly raping and beating a woman and holding her prisoner for 18 months in a booby-trapped home.

The Times-News reported in a story on Wednesday that the Twin Falls County Prosecutor's Office dropped the charges against 36-year-old Oscar Ayala-Arizmendi on July 17.

Prosecutor Grant Loebs says he doesn't have enough evidence to prove the allegations.

Ayala-Arizmendi still faces a charge of felony meth possession. A trial is set for Nov. 17.

A 27-year-old Buhl woman told authorities that on April 8 she escaped from a house in Buhl where she was locked in a bedroom with Ayala-Arizmendi at night.

During the day she says he chained her wrists and legs.