Wednesday, in shocking detail, Jared Fogle, is heard on secretly recorded audiotapes, describing how he had sexual relations with minors on hte Dr, Phil Show. Rochelle Herman-Walrond, is the woman who brought Fogle to justice as she recorded Fogle as he talked about having sexual acts with children. The two met when Fogle was set to appear on the radio show of Herman-Walrond. It was that encounter that would bring down the world’s best known pitchman of Subway. Herman-Walrond ending up working with the FBI to catch Fogle as he described his sexual fantasies and his history of sexual assault against children.
In lurid detail, as if having “phone sex” Fogle would tell Herman-Walrond what he found desirable and ask for her help. According to court documents, Fogle used the internet and then traveled to meet underage girls, received child pornography and distributing child pornography since 2007 to this past June. Court documents acknowledge 14 victims. The plea agreement provides $1.4 million in restitution to the victims, or $100,000 each. Herman-Walrond fears that there are additional victims. “Their lives will never be the same,” she said. In the tapes, Fogle even details the process of how he enticed the young children so that he could abuse them. In the tapes Fogle said, “We just start sharing stories, and then, you know, we get a little closer, and a little closer, and a little closer, and before you know it…it just starts to happen.” Herman –Walrond admits after talking and listening to the sick fantasies and omissions by Fogle she felt dirty. She stated that, “My soul was dirty.”
Herman-Walrond finally reached her breaking point when Fogle mentioned her two young children. Fogle wanted Walrond to actually tape her own children for him. “What if we, what if we put a camera in your kids’ room, would they be okay with that?” he asks her in the recording. “Would you rather have it in your son or your daughter’s room? Which one do you think would be better?” That was it, she couldn’t go any further with her work with the FBI. Fogle was arrested and plead guilty in July. He will be sentenced November 19th where he faces five to 12 and a half years in prison and up to a $500,000 fine. In addition to Fogle, Russell Taylor, the former executive director of Fogle’s charity devoted to children’s health, The Jared Foundation, was named in the affidavit as a co-conspirator. Authorities alleged that Fogle “received from Taylor images and videos of nude or partially clothed minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct,” and that Fogle knew the minors were under 18.
Subway suspended its relationship with Fogle after authorities raided his home in early July. He first appeared in Subway ads in 2000 after gaining national fame for losing weight by eating the chain’s sandwiches.