The Legal Herald Logo
Legal Analysis By Attorneys
Breaking Legal News

Aptos, CA - Gomez Velasco, Co-owner of Erik’s DeliCafe in the Rancho Del Mar Shopping Center, Accused of Sexually Assaulting Three Minors

Aptos, CA - Gomez Velasco, Co-owner of Erik’s DeliCafe in the Rancho Del Mar Shopping Center, Accused of Sexually Assaulting Three Minors
Published: February 1, 2022
By: Darla Medina
Last Updated on February 1, 2022

Deli Owner Charged With Sexually Assaulting Three Minors

According to the Santa Cruz Sentinel, sexual assault accusations were made against the co-owner of Erik’s DeliCafe located at 102 Rancho Del Mar, Aptos, CA 95003. 

On Wednesday, January 26, 2022, 39-year-old Carlos Gomez Velasco was arrested for sexual assault. Gomez Velasco and his wife took over ownership of the deli in 2018. Three minors that used to work for the deli accused Gomez Velasco of sexually assaulting them in the deli. The alleged abuse took place between 2020 and 2021. 

Gomez Velasco has been charged with one misdemeanor and nine felony charges that include four counts of sexual battery, three counts of communicating with a minor for a lewd act, and two counts of oral copulation of a person under 18 years. 

Michael E. Pfau
Hi, I’m attorney Mike Pfau. I’m a lawyer here in California and if you or a loved one were injured in an accident, I’d be happy to discuss your legal options. Call me on the number below. It costs nothing, and it would be my honor to help you.
(888) 997-3792

Filing Lawsuits For Being Sexually Assaulted By Employer

Attorney contributor Mike Pfau represents victims of sexual assault in civil lawsuits. During a recent interview, Bobby shared his knowledge regarding the legal options available to victims sexually abused by an employer

“Business owners, along with chain owners, are legally obligated to ensure the safety of their customers and their employees. These owners have a duty to offer protection from preventable dangers by implementing proper security and safety measures. These measures may include conducting background checks, installing video surveillance, and offering a misconduct reporting process. When sexual assault occurs at work, the victim can inquire what security measures were being implemented to reduce the risk of abuse. If the inquiry uncovered inadequate security or a lack of protection when the assault occurred, the company owner might be held liable based on negligence.”

“For the victim to have sufficient grounds for a civil lawsuit, the company must be considered negligent, and the crime deemed foreseeable. The crime could be found to be foreseeable if the company owner was aware of previous misconduct yet continued working. In cases of neglect, the company may be liable for the assault. Victims should speak with a sexual assault attorney to help determine whether they can file a civil lawsuit based on negligence.”


Santa Cruz Sentinel

Got A Tip Or Questions 
About A Story?
Call Us!
The Legal Herald
About the Author
Darla Medina
About Darla Medina
Editor: Darla is a content writer with a focus on the legal field. She covers cases of sexual abuse, drunk driving, and preventable violent crime for the Legal Herald. Contact Darla: This article was fact checked prior to publishing by this author to ensure compliance with our rigorous editorial standards. We will only use authoritative sources. Our values compel us to provide only trustworthy information. If you find an error, please contact us.
Read some recent posts
Find A Local Lawyer

  • Details
  • Incident
Want To Contribute Breaking News? 
Contact Us Today
Legal Herald
10355 Kensington Shore Dr. #102
Orlando, FL 32827
Call: (888) 997-3792
© 2020 The Legal Herald, a division of Eagle Peak Marketing, LLC. All rights reserved.

We would like our readers to know that the information in this story may be sourced from secondary sources and may therefore contain inaccuracies. We will correct them if and when they are brought to our attention or we discover them through our editing process. If you have any concerns about this post, please contact us immediately and we will rectify issues. DISCLAIMER: The material contained in this post is for general informational purposes. It is not intended to constitute or express legal or medical advice. Any laws referenced herein are substantially based on general legal principles and may not be applicable to your particular situation. Laws can often be different from one jurisdiction to the next. The Legal Herald is not a law firm. Law firms and lawyers from around the country may apply to become a sponsor or contributor to The Legal Herald.
SitemapMedia RoomDisclaimer / Terms Of Service & Privacy Policy