Executive of Jared Fogle Foundation, Russell Taylor, Has Been Sentenced To 27 Years In Child Pornography Case - The Shade Room

Executive of Jared Fogle Foundation, Russell Taylor, Has Been Sentenced To 27 Years In Child Pornography Case

The Jared Foundation, dedicated to fighting childhood obesity, just lost an exec! According to NBC News, investigators say that 44-year-old Russell Taylor secretly recorded images of 12 children, ages 9 to 15, in his home, and then shared the images with his business partner and face of Subway, Jared Fogle. Taylor plead guilty to 12 counts of producing child pornography and one count of distributing it and the minimum sentence for a charge like this is 15 years. Prosecutors pushed for 35 years, citing that Taylor’s actions “greatly impacted the lives of 12 children and their families.” As part of a plea, attorneys urged for a lesser punishment of 15-23, but Judge Tanya Walton Pratt out a cherry on top of his sentence with an extra 4 years!

Court documents revealed that Taylor admitted to using hidden cameras to record the child porn. The Associated Press reported that Taylor said it the accident occurred when a security camera just happened to capture a sexual encounter in his home office. After he told Fogle about the accidental taping, he claims that Fogle encouraged him to set up other cameras in the office where “minors would be when either changing clothes or undressing to shower or bathe,” according to court documents. 38 year old Fogle was allegedly psychologically abusive and referred to himself as Taylor’s “daddy”. Court docs also spell out that, “There would be discussions of how much Mr. Taylor loved ‘daddy’ and reminding him that ‘daddy’ was paying for his things.” The nature of their relationship was truly disturbing!

Last month, Jared Fogle was sentenced to 15+ years for child pornography as well as sex crime charges which included sex with minors! Fogle tried it when he blamed his actions on being mentally ill. NBC News reports, “At his sentencing, a forensic psychiatrist testifying for the defense said Fogle suffered from a compulsive eating disorder and that after losing weight, he substituted food with hypersexuality, including pedophilia.” His attorney oriinally asked for a 12 1/2 year sentence for him, but she added more than 3 extra years. This man obviously had trouble controlling himself, so it’s preposterous to think that attacking children and young adults is a healthy way of doing so.

Taylor and Fogle traveled the country in the name of the Jared Foundation where they visited schools in order to educate kids on healthy eating. I think it’s up to parents and school officials to do better research into who they are allowing to get close to their children! Things like this can be prevented.

TSR Intern: Talia O. @theclosetratchet on Instagram & @tallyohh on Twitter!
Source Cited: http://www.nbcnews.com/news/crime-courts/russell-taylor-linked-ex-subway-pitchman-jared-fogle-facing-child-n477741

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