ZIONSVILLE, Ind. — The Federal Bureau of Investigation and Indiana State Police raided the home of beloved Subway pitchman Jared Fogle on Tuesday morning as part of a state and federal investigation into child pornography, the media has reported.
The Postal Service was also a part of the investigation, the Indianapolis Star reported, as the hours-long investigation ended with the man affectionately known as “Jared” being driven away from his Zionsville home by a man in a black Lexus Tuesday afternoon.
FBI spokesperson would only say they were conducting an investigation in Zionsville, refusing to say the object of their probe was Fogle, citing laws that prevent them from confirming or denying the existence of an active investigation. However, the newspaper noted that an evidence truck was parked in the driveway of Fogle’s home on Woods Edge Drive on Tuesday morning.
Also, federal and state authorities were seen early Tuesday carrying boxes of evidence out of the home.
This move comes two months following the arrest colleague Russell Taylor, 34, also on child pornography charges. Taylor is the executive director of The Jared Foundation.
A detective’s affidavit filed in May to obtain search warrants for Taylor’s residence details allegation against the former head of Fogle’s foundation, including claims he produced and possessed child pornography involving children — both boys and girls — as young as 9 years old.
One item police recovered from Taylor’s home office, according to court records, was a thumb drive that contained multiple videos of child pornography, including what police described as “commercially made child pornography from Eastern Europe similar to that seized on other investigations.
The detective leading the probe noted an examination of that thumb drive also “revealed a document file with Taylor’s employer listed in the file name.” It is unclear, however, if that referred to Fogel or the foundation. It also in not clear from the court document if that specific file contained pornographic images.