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When federal authorities raided the Zionsville home of Subway spokesperson Jared Fogle in July, one name kept reverberating in the press: Russell Taylor. Taylor, the former director of Fogle's anti-childhood obesity foundation, was arrested in April on three counts of possession of child pornography, three counts of child exploitation, and three counts of voyeurism. Upon the raid of Fogle's home, representatives confirmed that the Jared Foundation had ceased all relationships with Taylor after his arrest.
Subway, of course, quickly proceeded to cease all relationships with Fogle:
Fogle eventually struck a plea deal in August, agreeing to pay $1.4 million in restitution, register as a sex offender, undergo therapy for what was described as a "sexual disorder," and face as much as 12.5 years in prison. Though initial details surrounding Fogle's frequent pedophilia were inarguably disturbing, new details emerging from court documents obtained by Indy Star add another layer of unsettling reality to the proceedings.
In 2014, Taylor reportedly offered to send child pornography images to an unidentified woman via text message. The woman, identified by Indy Star as simply "Jane Doe," also says she received an unsolicited photo from Taylor depicting an act of 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).”
Doe then contacted local police, eventually spurring the lengthy investigation which resulted in the charges currently facing Fogle and Taylor.