Subway Spokesman Jared Fogle’s Wife Files For Divorce
Ex-Subway spokesman Jared Fogle arrived in federal court in Indianapolis Wednesday morning to hear charges against him in connection with a child pornography case.
FOX59 first reported that Fogle would plead guilty in the case. He appeared in front of federal magistrate Mark Dinsmore during an 11 a.m. hearing. A not guilty plea was entered on his behalf as a formality. The judge read the counts against Fogle, who said he understood the charges and waived a formal reading of charges. He will get an electronic monitoring device.
Fogle intends to plead guilty in the case based on the terms of the plea agreement filed Wednesday. It’s up to the court to accept Fogle’s plea deal.
Fogle is accused of distributing and receiving child pornography and conspiracy to distribute as well as engaging in illicit sexual conduct with minors, according to court documents.
Fogle’s wife, Katie, announced Wednesday that she would seek a divorce in a statement from Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP attorney James Reed:
Obviously, I am extremely shocked and disappointed by the recent developments involving Jared. I am in the process of seeking a dissolution of the marriage. My focus is exclusively on the well-being of my children. Neither I nor my family will have any further comment on the matter. I appreciate respect for my family’s privacy during this difficult time.
Documents said Russell Taylor, the former director of Fogle’s Jared Foundation, recorded minors without their knowledge. He then stored videos and images on his computer and other devices. Multiple hidden cameras recorded the footage, which court documents described as sexually explicit. Court documents said Fogle knew about Taylor’s activities regarding the nude videos. He “made comments approving of this activity” and “discussed some of the minors” by name.
“The defendant chose to benefit from production of the nude videos by obtaining access to a significant amount of such material,” court documents said. Prosecutors noted that Fogle didn’t access all of Taylor’s material and noted that if Fogle had reported the activity to authorities, later explicit material would not have been produced.
Taylor is also accused of providing Fogle with other depictions of “commercial” child pornography showing minors engaging in sex acts. That material, produced by other sources, included minors as young as 6 years of age.
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