Federal authorities raid home of Subway spokesman Jared Fogle in child pornography investigation

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ZIONSVILLE, Ind. -- Federal authorities raided the home of Subway spokesman Jared Fogle on Tuesday morning in connection with a child pornography investigation.

FBI sources told WXIN federal and state investigators served warrants at Fogle’s home in connection with the investigation.

The raid started around 6:30 a.m. Tuesday. An evidence truck could be seen parked in the driveway.

Investigators from the FBI and Indiana State Police were also at the scene.

Earlier this year, Russell Taylor, the former director of the Jared Foundation started by Fogle, was arrested in a child pornography case. He was accused of possessing and producing child pornography.

Jared Fogle walking into home. Photo credit: WXIN
Jared Fogle walking into home. Photo credit: WXIN

Investigators said a search of Taylor’s home turned up more than 500 videos with images of child pornography. In May, Taylor unsuccessfully tried to kill himself while in jail.

Fogle said the foundation severed all ties with Taylor following the arrest. Investigators wouldn’t say if Tuesday’s raid was connected to that case.

Fogle gained national fame after attributing massive weight loss to eating Subway sandwiches. He was a freshman at Indiana University at the time. He later became a visible presence in Subway ad campaigns, pitching the restaurant’s sandwiches and touting their health benefits.

Subway on Tuesday afternoon released the following statement regarding the search:

“We are shocked about the news and believe it is related to a prior investigation of a former Jared Foundation employee. We are very concerned and will be monitoring the situation closely. We don’t have any more details at this point.”

 

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

 

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