Subway Spokesperson Jared Fogel has House Raided for Kiddie Porn

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Jared Fogle, the well known spokesperson for Subway, had something other than his weight loss inducing sandwiches on his mind when his Zionsville home early Tuesday morning.

What were the state and federal agents looking for? Child pornography. An entire team took over is neighborhood and stayed an entire day, removing several computers from the home:

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An attorney for Fogle says his client is cooperating with authorities. Attorney Ron Elberger released a statement several hours after the raid that says Fogle “has been cooperating, and continues to cooperate, with law enforcement in their investigation of unspecified charges, and looks forward to its conclusion.”

Eyewitness News Crimebeat Reporter Steve Jefferson was the only reporter on the scene when the raid began Tuesday morning at the home in an affluent neighborhood of Zionsville.

The raid follows the April arrest of the Jared Foundation’s former executive director, Russell Taylor, for child pornography. They reportedly found child porn recorded by Taylor’s hidden cameras at his home. The US attorney requested and received an extension until August 3 to file an indictment against Taylor.

The Indiana Internet Crimes Against Children task force is the lead agency on the investigation. They removed electronics and DVDs to analyze inside a mobile forensics van in the home’s driveway. The search at Fogle’s home included bringing in a Tactical Detection K-9 capable of sniffing out hidden micro SD Cards used to store video and photographs.

Fogle was detained outside his home, although he is not under arrest. He was later seen exiting a trailer after speaking with investigators. Around noon, his attorney came to the home. Fogle left with his attorney at his side around 12:30 pm, without answering questions from reporters. His attorney returned at around 6:00 pm, 11 hours after the search warrant was executed at Fogle’s home. His attorney said he expected Fogle to return home Tuesday evening.

Fogle’s wife and children left the home shortly after the raid began. Fogle and his family have lived in the home for about four years, and they have two young children.

Meantime, Subway says it’s suspending its relationship with Fogle amid the investigation.

Well, DUH, Jared. I can’t believe that anyone in this day and age really thinks that they can get away with having or possessing this sort of indecent material. It doesn’t matter if you’re Joe Blow from Kokomo or if you’re Subway’s Jared- this is just wrong, and if you are guilty, you will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

13 WTHR Indianapolis

H/T: WTHR

Written by Katie McGuire. Follow Katie on Twitter @GOPKatie, or email the author at katiefmcguire@gmail.com

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