Luis Antonio Ibarra Delgadillo

Luis Antonio Ibarra Delgadillo 

Carpinteria resident Luis Antonio Ibarra Delgadillo – also known as Anthony Ibarra – was arrested earlier this month and charged with engaging with sexual acts with a child under 10, going back to 2015. He is being held without bail at the Santa Barbara Main Jail. 

Ibarra Delgadillo, 37, was taken into custody after an extensive confidential criminal investigation on March 9, according to Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office representative Raquel Zick. 

According to Zick, Ibarra Delgadillo is an unemployed business owner. Ibarra Delgadillo ran a thrift store in Carpinteria, The Thrifty Flea, on Linden Avenue until last year; the business' license expired in June 2023, according to records on file with the city of Carpinteria. 

Zick said detectives believe that there are additional survivors of sexual assault who have not yet been identified. Anyone with information should contact Detective Swank at (805) 681-4150 or submit an anonymous tip at

The police later released the Ibarra Delgadillo's booking photo on Thursday, stating the photo would aid in the investigation and assist in identifying additional survivors of sexual assault. 

Survivors of sexual assault can seek confidential services through Standing Together to End Sexual Assault (STESA). STESA can be reached at a confidential 24-hour hotline at (805) 564-3696.

[For the Record: This article was updated to include the booking photo released by police on 03/23/2023 and information about The Thrifty Flea.] 

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