Jared Fogle Sued by Child-Porn Victim

           INDIANAPOLIS (CN) – Jared Fogle’s former charity director, who pleaded guilty to 12 child porn charges, hid cameras in his home to film nude children for the former Subway pitchman, a child’s parent claims in court.
     Jane Doe, a minor living with her parent in Connersville, Ind., filed the federal complaint Tuesday against Fogle, as well as his child pornography supplier, Russell Taylor; and Taylor’s wife, Angela Taylor.
     Russell Taylor, 44, who directed Fogle’s charity for children, has been in jail since April 2015, after authorities raided his Wayne Township home.
     Investigators found that Taylor used hidden cameras throughout his home – including his bathroom – to film nude children, to produce some of Fogle’s porn stash.
     Months later, after a raid of Fogle’s Zionsville, Ind., home revealed his child-porn collection and interactions with underage prostitutes, he reached a plea deal of his own.
     Taylor meanwhile pleaded guilty to 12 counts of sexual exploitation of a child and one count of child pornography on Sept. 1.
     Though Fogle was sentenced to just 15 years in prison last November, Taylor was sentenced to 27 years in federal prison and lifetime supervision a month later.
     Taylor photographed 12 children in his home, mostly young girls, 11 to 16 years old. Plus, Taylor admitted to having downloaded pornography of children as young as 6.
     Doe, who visited the Taylors at their Indianapolis home several times between March 2011 and January 2015, was one of the children Taylor photographed, her lawsuit states.
     At some point during those years, Taylor “installed multiple hidden cameras concealed in clock radios positioned with the intent that they would capture various minors, including Jane Doe, changing clothes, showering, bathing, or engaging in other personal and private activities not intended to be observed or viewed by others,” according to the complaint.
     He used the cameras “for the purpose of secretly producing visual depictions of the nude body of Jane Doe and other minor children,” but “Jane Doe and other minor children were unaware they were being secretly filmed throughout the Taylor residence,” the lawsuit states.
     “Russell Taylor distributed some of these sexually explicit images and videos of Jane Doe and other minor children to Jared Fogle,” according to the complaint.
     Fogle and Taylor “discussed among themselves that Russell Taylor was secretly producing nude images and videos of minor children in the Taylor residence,” but Fogle “failed to act or otherwise prevent said action from occurring in the future and instead encouraged and solicited such activities to continue,” Doe says.
     The five-count complaint asserts claims for civil remedy for personal injuries, emotional distress and invasion of privacy against Fogle and Taylor.
     Doe also alleges negligent supervision against both Taylors and negligence against all three defendants. She seeks a jury trial and at least $150,000 in damages.
     She is represented by M. Michael Stephenson with McNeely Stephenson in Shelbyville, Ind.
     Doe has suffered “significant emotional trauma,” Stephenson wrote in an email.
     “We are confident in Indiana’s legal system and fully intend to allow the legal process to play out in this case,” Stephenson said.
     “Because of the sensitive nature of the subject matter, we are concerned that our client is not further traumatized; therefore, in an effort to respect our client’s privacy, we will not be making any further comments or statements on this matter at this time,” he added.
     Fogle’s attorney, Ronald Elberger with Bose McKinney & Evans in Indianapolis, declined to comment on the ruling.
      The Taylors’ attorneys have yet to return requests for comment emailed Thursday.

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