Juan Antonio Rosa appeared in U.S. District Court in San Antonio Wednesday to be sentenced on a charge of distributing child pornography. Rosa, 36, had pleaded guilty to the charge in March. U.S. District Judge Xavier Rodriguez sentenced the former Wendy's employee to 22 years in prison.
As reported by the San Antonio Express-News
, Rosa would go online in chat rooms and other sites dedicated to child porn to find interested buyers. Once a deal was made, the prospective purchaser would be instructed to make a purchase at the Wendy's drive thru when Rosa was working.
If the buyer said the magic words, "Scooby Doo," Rosa would insert a memory stick into the customer's french fries. He sold the memory sticks for $50 each.
The exact location of the Wendy's was not released. Andrea Winans, a spokeswoman for Wendy's was quoted by UPI
as saying, "The San Antonio franchisee had no knowledge of the incident. They have no information or any police report of the incident occurring at a Wendy's there."
As KENS 5
reports, Rosa is not a first offender. He was sentenced to five years in prison in 2004 for possession of child pornography. In a plea bargain, charges of indecency with a child were dropped. Rosa was released in June 2010 and failed to register as a sex offender.
The Daily Mail
reports Rosa was not the only restaurant worker sentenced Wednesday for selling items not found on the regular menu. Ernest Zapata Sr., 58, was sentenced in the same courtroom to 51 years behind bars for selling heroin. When customers at Anna's Cafe, a San Antonio restaurant owned by Zapata and his wife, ordered "chiva" (goat meat), they would be served drugs.
Police and agents from Homeland Security are attempting to identify the victims in Rosa's videos.