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Wendy's Drive-Thru Worker Serves Child Porn, Gets 22 Years

A Wendy's drive-thru worker who served child porn to select customers will spend nearly 22 years behind bars.

Juan Antonio Rosa, 36, had previously served five years in prison for possession of child pornography. But investigators caught Rosa in the act again, this time distributing porn from a Wendy's drive-thru, San Antonio's KENS-TV reports.

Rosa's ruse involved taking orders from people he met online via social media and giving them a choice of secret passwords to use in-person: "Scooby Doo" or "(Expletive) on a Stick," prosecutors said.

The customers would then show up at Juan Antonio Rosa's Wendy's drive-thru to pick up child-porn videos embedded on a tiny SD memory card, the San Antonio Express-News reports. Rosa slipped the memory cards into customers' food orders in exchange for $50 in cash.

Rosa apparently went to great lengths to keep his drive-thru child porn operation a secret. Rosa, the father of two young girls, lived with his girlfriend, but also had a "safe house" where he engaged in his unlawful activities, investigators said.

To keep his computers clear of incriminating images, Rosa rented his hardware and wiped them clean after each use. That's why investigators only found about a dozen child-porn images on his personal computer.

"He said, 'It's not for me. I'm just trying to make some money off of it,'" a prosecutor said, according to the Express-News.

But that excuse didn't serve him well in court. After Rosa's release from jail in 2010, he also failed to register as a sex offender as required by Texas law. His employers at the Wendy's franchise didn't even know about his criminal background.

It all added up to a Biggie-sized prison sentence for Juan Antonio Rosa. The Wendy's drive-thru child-porn distributor was sentenced to 262 months of hard time, the Express-News reports.

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