News 8 – Since FBI agents raided the Indiana home of Subway pitchman Jared Fogle, more details are emerging about the child pornography investigation that led authorities to his home. Not only has Fogle admitted that he had relations with at least two minors and obtained indecent photos of children as young as six years old, but he has now admitted to luring hungry, low income children with food.
Fogle’s relationship with Subway gained him access to a sort of all-you-can-eat buffet of free sub sandwiches anytime he pleased, which he used for his own “benefit.” Several parents have come forward stating that they were approached by Fogle with an offer of free food for their hungry kids. All of the parents involved say that Fogle approach then towards the end of the month when their food stamp card was nearing the end of its balance, their children were hungry and they saw an opportunity for their kids to get a good meal.
“Me and my kids were begging for change outside the store when Fogle introduced himself to us,” said a mother who’s son was photographed by Fogle. “We was hungry, and he said he was having a kids party at his house and that my boys could go over and eat all the subway they wanted. But he said it was just for kids, and I had to drop them off. When I did, it was kind of like a Michael Jackson’s Neverland. He had rides and clowns, so I thought it was okay. I never thought he was going to photograph my sons for his sick pleasures!”
According to reports, authorities found over 500 photographs of children eating Subway sandwiches in his home. Although fully clothed in each photo, Jared admitted he liked “looking” at the photos of young children eating “foot longs”. He said it was easy getting low income parents to allow their kids over for a meal. “If I fed their low income kids with free Subway sandwiches, they would have more opportunity to sell their food stamps for money,” said Fogle. “And I would get the pictures I wanted.”
Fogle was arrested by the FBI then released on home detention with GPS monitoring. Having signed a plea deal notifying the court he will plead guilty, he will appear before a judge, but the date for that hearing has not been scheduled. Fogle’s wife Katie announced that she plans to seek a divorce. “Obviously, I am extremely shocked and disappointed by the recent developments involving Jared,” she said in a statement. “My focus is exclusively on the well-being of my children.” The plea agreement says Fogle would be allowed supervised visits with his kids if his wife agrees.