'Jared Fogle Is a Monster': FBI Informant

Rochelle Herman-Walrond spent 4 years secretly recording Fogle for FBI
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 21, 2015 10:03 AM CDT
'Jared Fogle Is a Monster': FBI Informant
Former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle leaves the federal courthouse in Indianapolis Wednesday following a hearing on child pornography charges.   (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

"I'm numb and I'm shocked. I'm relieved most of all," says the Florida woman who secretly recorded Jared Fogle for the FBI for four years, building up evidence that led to charges that will send the ex-Subway pitchman to prison. Per WWSB, Rochelle Herman-Walrond, IDed as an ex-journalist by the Chicago Tribune, says Fogle made comments to her about having sex with underage teens not only in the US, but also abroad, including in Thailand. "Jared Fogle is a monster," she says. Herman-Walrond, who WWSB says first met Fogle in the mid-2000s, says she was covering a 2007 health event at a local school when she first heard Fogle say something disturbing, CNN reports. "He told me that he thought middle school girls were so hot," she says. "I was in shock. … I looked over at my cameraman … and he was just astounded."

She told Anderson Cooper last night that Fogle's comments were "off the cuff" and "came out of nowhere." She says she saw him many times after that and his comments got bolder—so she informed the FBI, which gave her a wire so she could record their talks. "He trusted me for unknown reasons," she told Cooper. Among the worst of his statements: that he "really, really enjoyed" sex with underage children, as well as something he said about her own kids. "I had two young children at the time, and he talked to me about installing hidden cameras in their rooms and asked me if I would choose which child I would like him to watch," she says. Herman-Walrond doesn't think Fogle's eventual prison sentence—which will be somewhere between five and 12.5 years—is nearly enough. (Fogle's wife has dumped him, as has his high school.)

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