Sonic Supervisor Charged After Allegedly Forcing Himself On Teenage Employee

Sonic Supervisor Charged After Allegedly Forcing Himself On Teenage Employee

Sonic is cooperating with the Bexar County Sheriff's Office as the teen's allegations are currently under investigation.

Humberto De La Cruz, a supervisor at an independently owned and operated Sonic restaurant in Bexar County, TX, has been charged with indecency with a child by contact and indecent exposure after a teen employee came forward about him allegedly forcing himself on her.

According to KENS 5, on Nov. 20, Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar said the department became aware of the allegations after the 17-year-old informed her teacher. De La Cruz was allegedly “in a supervisory position over the victim” and committed acts of indecency when the victim was in smaller spaces. The supervisor was accused of following the teen into the restroom and “forced himself upon her” once they were closed in.

The suspect was involved in two incidents that Salazar said occurred in August and September. 

“In some of those instances, [he was] removing articles of her clothing, obviously against her will, and other instances, removing his own clothing,” the sheriff said.

He commended the teen for reporting the supervisor. “This young lady [was] very brave. I am glad she let her educator know that had happened. She did let supervisors know that this had been occurring. She was asking her supervisors if anything was going to be done about this,” Salazar said.

According to Salazar, De La Cruz, who is registered as a sex offender after having an inappropriate relationship with a 14-year-old in 2005, was reassigned to a different location.

The incident involving the teen’s allegations is currently under investigation.

“This occurred at an independently owned and operated franchised location, and the franchise group cooperates with local authorities. Since it’s an active investigation, we defer any further details of the case to the local police department,” Sonic’s corporate office stated. Anyone with information regarding the incident should contact the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office at 210-335-6000 or email