Informant’s audio recording shows Jared Fogle describing how to lure underage assault victims
Newly-released audiotapes purportedly show former Subway sandwich shop spokesperson Jared Fogle explaining how he would assault children, Gawker reported.
“If we got them, got them segregated out, you know, in this thing where it’s just the three of us, we just sort of start talking or whatever and we just start sharing stories,” Fogle says in one recording. “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.”
The recordings were released by Rochelle Herman-Walrond, a former radio host who informed federal authorities about his activities. Fogle pleaded guilty in August to possessing child pornography and sexually assaulting minors.
In the recordings, which were aired on Thursday during the Dr. Phil Show,
“I wanna know, what turns you on the most?” she asks. “Like the young girls or the young boys?”
“You know, both of them do,” he says, adding, “I need to see if one of these little boys are a possibility for us.”
At the time, Herman-Walrond had told Fogle that she was interested in organizing a party where she would bring children to introduce to him. She told host Phil McGraw that the children she described — including an 8-year-old “girl from a broken home” Fogle mentions at one point — did not exist.
Fogle is scheduled to be sentenced in November. Ten of his victims have already received $100,000 apiece in restitution. The head of Fogle’s charitable foundation, Russell Taylor, also pleaded guilty to similar charges last month.
Watch footage from McGraw’s show, as aired on Thursday, below.