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Jared Fogle's Crony Gets 27 Years for Child Porn

Russell Taylor used hidden cameras to film 12 kids, passed images to Subway pitchman
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Dec 10, 2015 12:10 PM CST
Jared Fogle's Crony Gets 27 Years for Child Porn
Former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle arrives at the federal courthouse in Indianapolis, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015.   (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

(Newser) – A federal judge has sentenced the former director of a charitable foundation started by ex-Subway pitchman Jared Fogle to 27 years in prison for producing child pornography that played a role in Fogle's criminal case. Russell Taylor was sentenced Thursday after pleading guilty to child exploitation and child porn charges. The 44-year-old Indianapolis man agreed in September to plead guilty and admitted using hidden cameras to produce pornography of 12 children. Taylor was executive director of a nonprofit Fogle started to fight childhood obesity.

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Prosecutors say Fogle received photos or videos from Taylor of eight of Taylor's 12 child victims. Fogle was sentenced last month to more than 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to trading in child pornography and paying for sex with underage girls. Taylor will have lifetime supervision after he has served his sentence. In filings last week, he alleged that he suffered psychological abuse at the hands of Fogle, who referred to himself as Taylor's "daddy." (Read more Jared Fogle stories.)

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