Jared Fogle, 37, a Subway spokesman, and head of the Jared Foundation, that works to fight childhood obesity is being investigated for child porn according to CNBC.

According to reports the investigators detained Fogle outside the home he shares with his wife and two sons as they raided it. Though Fogle has not been charged, investigators took away electronics from his home.

Wrong person to hire Fogle

Fogle was a spokesman for Subway after he lost more than 250 pounds using his own Subway diet. He started the Jared Foundation to help fight childhood obesity. However, a former executive director of the foundation, Russell Taylor, was arrested for possession of child pornography. Taylor is in jail and has eight counts of child pornography against him. Taylor, 43, was found to be possession of porn involving children as young as 9.

Subway’s image most likely will be hit

With the latest move against Fogle, Subway as well as Coordinated Approach to Child Health have suspended their relationships with him. Subway has issued a statement, according to NY Daily News, stating that the two parties have mutually agreed to suspend the relationship. In addition, Subway has removed all references to Fogle from its website. Fogle had been a spokesman for Subway for close to 15 years at the time of the raid. He had used his fame to help children fight obesity after having experienced the problems himself.

 

Federal agents raided Fogle’s Zionsville, Indiana, home and took away electronics including several computers. The sweep took over 11 hours and Fogle was detained outside his home. The searchers also used a police dog in their raid to sniff out hidden SD cards that can be used to store photos and videos. The electronics were analyzed in a mobile van parked in the driveway of Fogle’s home. Fogle’s wife and children left the home shortly after the raid began.

Fogle has not made any statement to the press though his attorney, who could have been hired and/or found via the striking legal website USAttorneys.com, has said that he is cooperating with the authorities and has not been charged or arrested.

Fogle walked away from his home after covering his head with the hood of his blue rain jacket.

Need for legal representation

A charge of child pornography can be brought against an accused in both state and federal courts. As the penalties for possession, recording, distribution, and receiving child pornography are severe; you need to retain a lawyer with extensive knowledge of child pornography laws to help fight the charges.

In many cases, even inadvertently downloading child porn and deleting it immediately can become enough evidence to charge a person of a child porn crime. However, an experienced lawyer can help you fight the charges by examining the way the evidence was collected, by spotting irregularities in the way you were questioned, and so on.

Even a raid over child porn possession leads to massive social stigma for years since sometimes the state and federal agencies take years to press charges. Well, that is not the main issue, Fogle may have hired a weirdo! This is why Subway has cut ties with him already. However, with an experienced child porn defense attorney at your side, you will be better able to negotiate the consequences of a raid and defend yourself against the charges. Fogle is slowly preparing for battle!