St. Paul Coffee Shop Owner Charged with Sexually Assaulting Teen Employee

Eduardo Delariva-Larios Photo: Ramsey County
Eduardo Delariva-Larios

July 13, 2018 10:56 AM

The owner of a St. Paul coffee shop has been charged with first- and second-degree criminal sexual conduct after authorities say he assaulted a 15-year-old female employee last weekend.

Court records show Eduardo Delariva-Larios, 45 of Burnsville, was charged Thursday in Ramsey County.


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St. Paul police spokesperson Steve Linders confirmed reports the investigator on the case believes Delariva-Larios may have had other victims. Anyone with information on the matter is being urged to call the department's sex crimes unit at 651-266-5685.

According to the criminal complaint, the girl said she was working with Delariva-Larios at the coffee shop last Saturday when he asked her if she had a boyfriend. She alleged the talk then turned to sex, which made her uncomfortable. 

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She reportedly said he touched her inappropriately, and later kissed her. Then she alleged he told her, "We don't need to tell anyone or the police what happened - a trial would be such a mess and long."

The complaint states Delariva-Larios dismissed the allegations as false when officers arrested him, asking to speak to his lawyer.

But the criminal complaint also states after being advised of his rights, he spoke to an officer, allegedly saying he had talked to the girl about having sex with her boyfriend, and "he told the girl she needed to understand how her body worked and how to take care of her body."

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He reportedly said they discussed menstruation and other bodily functions, and "he told her she needed to learn about the sensitive parts of her body."

He then allegedly went on to acknowledge inappropriate sexual contact with the girl, admitting he knew she was 15.

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He also reportedly said, "he apologized to her because he knew he had done something wrong."

The complaint goes on to state Delariva-Larios has a prior conviction for solicitation, inducement and promotion of prostitution in Hennepin County.


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