The story of the unnamed woman who tipped off the authorities to former Subway spokesman Jared Fogle is unfolding: It all began one year ago when she was sexting with family friend Russell Taylor—Fogle’s friend and former employee—and he offered to send her child pornography.
Jane Doe had met Taylor and his wife Angela through her husband, who died in 2013. In 2014, according to The Indianapolis Star, Taylor’s texts took a disturbing turn. Doe’s friend, who spoke to the Star anonymously, remembers Jane saying “I’m not dealing with this anymore. This is going to stop.”
Her friend suggested she call a state police officer he knew, and she did. Her tip was given to the Indianapolis Police’s Cybercrime Unit, along with a record of the texts, which also referenced bestiality:
In one of those text messages, according to the affidavit, “Russell Taylor asked her if he and another adult female she identified could come to Jane Doe’s residence and engage in” an act of bestiality. The woman did not agree to that request, but told investigators “you could tell (Taylor) was serious.” She also told investigators that “she received an image file via text from Russell Taylor that depicted (another act of bestiality).”
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When the cops eventually searched Taylor’s home, they found videos he’d secretly recorded of “nude girls ages 11 to 16 in a bathroom,” another of a young boy nude, and others of the same kids naked in a bedroom. Taylor admitted to hiding the cameras in clock radios.
For admitting to secretly producing pornographic videos of 12 children as well as sharing some of those recordings with Fogle, Taylor is facing 15 to 35 years behind bars. Fogle is facing five to 12 1/2 years for child pornography charges, and is slated to be sentenced on November 19. Taylor has no sentencing date yet; Taylor’s wife Angela has not been charged in this case.
Fogle had originally hired Taylor to head his childhood obesity charity.
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