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FBI Raids Subway Spokesman's Home in Child Porn Investigation

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Posted at 10:00 AM, Jul 07, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-07 06:27:43-04

ZIONSVILLE, Ind. (AP) - FBI agents and Indiana State Police are at the home of Subway restaurant spokesman Jared Fogle and have removed electronics from the property.

FBI Special agent Wendy Osborne said Tuesday that the FBI was conducting an investigation in the Zionsville area but wouldn't confirm it involved Fogle.

WTHR-TV and The Indianapolis Star report the house belongs to Fogle and that he was detained while electronics were removed from the home and analyzed inside a mobile forensics van.

Fogle became the restaurant's pitchman after losing more than 200 pounds while eating Subway sandwiches and exercising.

Calls to his home went unanswered Tuesday.

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ZIONSVILLE, IN (WXIN) -- The FBI and other authorities are in the process of conducting an investigation in the home of Subway spokesperson Jared Fogle, sources say.

Fogle's organization made news in April when the executive director was arrested on charges of child pornography.

Russell C. Taylor, 43, was charged with seven counts of production and one count of possession of child pornography in early May.

IMPD found evidence of pornography while executing a search warrant.

A spokesman for Fogle released a statement following Taylor's arrest:

"I was shocked to learn of the disturbing allegations against Mr. Taylor. Effective immediately, the Jared Foundation is severing all ties with Mr. Taylor."

Taylor held the position with Fogle's foundation for seven years.