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December 11, 2015

Ex-Head of Jared Fogle Charity Gets 27 Years for Child Porn

Russell Taylor, former executive director of the Jared Foundation, was sentenced Thursday to 27 years in federal prison for producing child-pornography material that he shared with Jared Fogle, the former pitchman for Subway who founded the nonprofit, reports the Associated Press.


Mr. Taylor agreed in September to plead guilty to producing sexual images of minors. Mr. Fogle is serving a prison term of more than 14 years for possessing and distributing child porn and soliciting sex with minors.

Mr. Taylor's arrest in April led authorities to investigate Mr. Fogle, who gained nationwide renown appearing in Subway advertisements in which he credited his massive weight loss to a diet consisting largely of the fast-food chain's sandwiches. He launched the Jared Foundation in 1998 to support programs fighting childhood obesity. Subway cut ties with Mr. Fogle after his sexual misconduct, and the charity was found to have spent little on its cause.