Jared The Subway Guy’s Home Raided In Child Porn Investigation

Jared The Subway Guy’s Home Raided In Child Porn Investigation

The home of Subway spokesperson Jared Fogle, who is known by many as “The Subway Guy,” has been raided in a child porn investigation.

Early Tuesday, FBI agents raided his Zionsville, Indiana, home after obtaining a search warrant as part of the investigation. They also escorted Fogle, a longtime brand ambassador for the sandwich chain who once weighed 425 pounds and lost nearly 250 pounds with his own Subway diet.

13 WTHR Indianapolis

WTHR reports the Indiana Internet Crimes Against Children task force is removing electronics from Fogle’s home for analysis in a forensics van in his driveway.

The raid started around 6 a.m. Tuesday. Federal, state and local agencies arrived at Fogle’s home with a search warrant around 6:30 a.m. Tuesday. They spent all day removing items like computers and DVDs. The items were taken out to a large Mobile Forensics Lab that was parked in Fogle’s driveway. Fogle could be seen several times being escorted out of the home, into the van, then back into the home again. 

Fogle has been detained outside the house, but is not under arrest. 

The raid comes after the former executive director of the Jared Foundation, Russell Taylor, 43, the former director of the Jared Foundation, who was arrested for alleged charges including possession of child pornography in April. The foundation was started in 2006 by Fogle to help eliminate child obesity.

The Indianapolis Star reports Taylor faces seven counts of production of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography. State police detectives began investigating him after a woman reported receiving texts of a sexual nature from Taylor when he asked about pictures of young girls.

A search at Taylor’s home found more than 400 videos of child pornography. Court documents have identified four minors as victims in the case.

Subway has suspended its relationship with spokesman Jared Fogle after it was revealed, earlier on Tuesday, that he is the subject of a child porn investigation.

Subway also redirected several URLs that displayed pages about Jared, including a timeline of his involvement with the company and a page about his foundation.

A Subway spokesperson gave the following statement:

Subway and Jared Fogle have mutually agreed to suspend their relationship due to the current investigation. Jared continues to cooperate with authorities and he expects no actions to be forthcoming. Both Jared and Subway agree that this was the appropriate step to take.

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