Federal authorities raid home of Subway spokesman Jared Fogle in child pornography investigation

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ZIONSVILLE, Ind. - Investigators converged on a home in Indiana owned by longtime Subway spokesman Jared Fogle on Tuesday in a probe that authorities have declined to discuss publicly.

CNN affiliates WTHR and WXIN recorded video of investigators outside a home in Zionsville, just north of Indianapolis. Records from the Boone County treasurer's office show Fogle owns the property.

FBI Special Agent Wendy Osborne said the agency is "conducting investigative activity in the area," but that the nature of the investigation "can't be discussed at this time."

Investigators outside the home of Subway spokesman Jared Fogle. Federal investigators raided the home in connection with a child pornography investigation on July 7, 2015.

Investigators outside the home of Subway spokesman Jared Fogle. Federal investigators raided the home in connection with a child pornography investigation on July 7, 2015.

U.S. Attorney's office spokesman Tim Horty said he couldn't confirm or deny an investigation.

WTHR's video showed Fogle being escorted from his home into a white box truck parked in his driveway. The video also shows gloved investigators carrying electronics from the home.

Subway said Tuesday that it believed the search was "related to a prior investigation" of someone who used to work for Fogle's foundation that combats childhood obesity.

"We are shocked about the news and believe it is related to a prior investigation of a former Jared Foundation employee," a Subway spokesman said. "We are very concerned and will be monitoring the situation closely. We don't have any more details at this point."

Tuesday's raid comes more than two months after the executive director of the Jared Foundation was arrested on federal child pornography charges.

Authorities haven't said anything linking Tuesday's search at Fogle's home to that case.

Fogle soared to fame in 2000 when the sandwich chain released a commercial centered on his claims that he lost about 245 pounds in a year as an Indiana University student, thanks in part to exercise and a simpler diet involving Subway subs.

He served as a Subway spokesman in ensuing years. In 2013, he told CNN's "Piers Morgan Live" that he traveled almost 200 days a year for his job with Subway, and that he still was focused on keeping weight off.

"I don't eat (Subway) every single day anymore. (It's) in moderation. I tell you, I kept the weight off for 15 years. I still probably average eating it three or four days a week," he said.

4 comments

  • Bobfurapples

    Whether it is true or not, this will be the end of his career.
    Look what accusations like this did to Paul Rubenfeld (Pee Wee Herman).
    If it’s not true, I feel bad for the s*** storm headed his way.

    • bob

      Actually getting caught with it TWICE didn’t slow down Pete Townshend any.

      And Paul Reubens wasn’t caught with KP. He got caught playing with himself while watching ADULT p 0 r n.

      • bobfurapples

        I thought he was only caught in a theater, too.
        I was doing research about him one day and found that he had a raid on his home looking for KP. He is a collector of old art, and they found that some of it had pictures “depicting” images of kids. It was the ultimate end to his career.
        There is a documentary about him and what happened. I think it was called ‘Beauty is Embarrassing’. Pretty interesting.

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