INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Federal investigators said Wednesday it took time to build a case against former Subway spokesman Jared Fogle, who’s accused of paying for sex with minors and both possessing and distributing child pornography.
Some of the numbers associated with the case help explain the in-depth nature of the case.
- 159,634 text messages analyzed by federal authorities.
- 27,140 emails analyzed by federal authorities.
- 47,623 images analyzed by federal authorities.
- 3,394 video analyzed by federal authorities.
- Search warrants were issued for: 16 smartphones, 5 basic phones, 5 mp3 players, 6 harddrives, 5 cameras, 10 flash drives, 22 DVDs, and more.
The number of victims is perhaps the most important. Federal authorities have identified 14 victims. Of those, 12 were inside of Indiana and 2 were outside of Indiana. As of 2014, 4 of those victims were adults and 10 were still minors.
These numbers also represent the investigation into Russell Taylor, the executive director of Fogle’s charitable foundation. Federal authorities say the two worked together on some of the crimes they’re accused of committing.
A statement from the Fogle family reads:
“Our family is shocked and profoundly disappointed in Jared’s abhorrent criminal behavior and we are very concerned for the well being of those affected by his conduct. At the same time, we are gratified that Jared is accepting responsibility for what he has done by agreeing to plea guilty to the charges filed today and by volunteering to make restitution to the victims. We are also gratified that he is seeking medical treatment. We hope that he will become healthy again and are confident that after he serves his sentence, he will continue to make amends. We look forward to the day that he rejoins our family and society.
“We will not be granting any media interviews. Our plan is to comfort each other and heal and we ask that the media respect our family’s privacy during this very difficult time.”