UPDATE: Police raid home of Subway's spokesperson Jared
Jared Fogle, a spokesperson for Subway, was escorted by an FBI agent during a child porn investigation at his home. WHTR photo
UPDATE: Subway released the following statement after noon: "We are shocked about the news and believe it is related to a prior investigation of a former Jared Foundation employee. We are very concerned and will be monitoring the situation closely. We don’t have any more details at this point."
PREVIOUS STORY: INDIANAPOLIS (WHTR) - Federal and state agents raided the Zionsville, IN home of Subway spokesperson Jared Fogle around 6:30 a.m. Tuesday as part of a child porn investigation.
This follows the April arrest of Russell Taylor, the executive director of the Jared Foundation, for child pornography.
The Indiana Internet Crimes Against Children task force is the lead agency on the investigation. They removed electronics from the home, which were being analyzed inside a mobile forensics van in the home's driveway.
Fogle was detained outside his home, although he is not under arrest. He was later seen exiting a trailer after speaking with investigators. Around noon, his attorney came to the home, and Fogle left with the attorney around 12:30 pm.
Fogle's wife and children left the home shortly after the raid began. Fogle and his family have lived in the home for about four years, and they have two young children.
Neighbors walked by Fogle's home Tuesday morning and peeked through their windows in shock.
"The only thing I ever see around his home are happy people doing their yard, waving," said Catherine Hoffman, a neighbor. "So, I'm shocked and saddened for a great figure in our community. He's lived here and has been a great help with our Homeowner's Association. Nothing bad to say about him."
The Jared Foundation was started by Jared Fogle, the Subway spokesperson, to prevent childhood obesity.
In April, investigators investigators went to Taylor's home with a search warrant after getting a tip from a person who told police about a text they had received from Taylor.
Inside, they found child pornography and arrested Taylor on the spot.
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