A shocking new documentary on pedophile former Subway spokesman Jared Fogle will show how a Florida radio host went undercover and befriended him to hear his depraved fantasies and the debauched acts he committed.
Rochelle Herman says in the series, Jared From Subway: Catching a Monster, that she wore a wire to record conversations with Fogle over the course of four years.
The recordings from the Sarasota-based former host and reporter are featured in the series.
Herman says Fogle, 45, would tell her about the ages of the children he was sexually interested in, how he wanted her to witness him ‘pound a little kid’ and his desire for them to watch child pornography together.
She details in the three-part documentary how after suspecting Fogle of being a pedophile during their first encounter, she struck up a faux-flirty friendship with him to ensnare the former pitchman.
Herman said ultimately, the lengths she went to cost her a relationship with her daughter and led to health issues as she strived to have Fogle put behind bars.
Former Florida-based radio host Rochelle Herman says that she began a flirty friendship with Jared Fogle after suspecting him of being a pedophile in 2006
Jared Fogle was sentenced to 15 years in prison in 2015 for possession or distribution of child pornography and traveling across state lines to have sex with a minor
A picture of Fogle and Herman together that will feature in the documentary Jared From Subway: Catching a Monster
Fogle, who began working with Subway after shedding more than 200 pounds as a college student, in part by eating the chain’s sandwiches, was sentenced in 2015 to 15 years in prison for possession or distribution of child pornography and traveling across state lines to have sex with a minor.
He has a son and daughter, now aged 12 and 10, with second wife Kathleen McLaughlin, who divorced him shortly after the scandal broke. The Indianapolis native is due for release in 2029.
In the documentary, which airs on ID on Monday March 6 at 9pm Eastern, Herman describes Fogle telling her about how he had sex with underage sex workers in Thailand.
‘It was so hot baby. It was so, so f*****g hot,’ he told her.
Herman explains that she first met Fogle in 2006 while interviewing him for her show and afterwards they attended an event at a high school for the American Heart Association. At the event, Fogle confided to Herman that he thought some of the adolescents in attendance were ‘hot.’
At one point, Fogle asks Herman if he can see her two children naked. She goes on to say that her pursuit of Fogle led to her estrangement from her daughter while her son, Thomas, has nothing but admiration for his mother, according to the Daily Beast.
When she went to the FBI, Herman accuses the agency of being complacent, forcing her to go to local law enforcement.
In another instance, Herman discusses confronting Fogle in a motel room but escaped after fearing for her physical safety.
Rochelle Herman says that her pursuit of Fogle left her estranged from her daughter
Fogle, 41, gained fame for losing almost 250lbs from eating two Subway sandwiches a day and exercising. He became the face of the sandwich chain in 2000 until his arrest in 2015
A prisoner file for Fogle who currently sits in a Colorado prison where he’s serving out his sentence
Hannah Parrett and Christian Showalter, two of Fogle’s victims will tell their stories in the documentary
Herman previously played some of her recordings of Fogle in a 2015 appearance on Dr. Phil.
In that appearance, clips played included Fogle said that he wanted to get kids ‘as sexed up as we can.’
‘I want to know what turns you on the most: the young girls or the young boys?’ she asked Fogle at one point.
‘You know, both of them do,’ he replied.
At that time, Herman described her faux-friendship with Fogle as her ‘role playing’ with him.’
The same year, Herman spoke briefly about her interactions with Fogle in an interview with ABC News.
‘He would tell me the ages he was interested, boy or girl. He indicated the fact that he has done it before and told me in gross detail what transpired,’ she said.
Also featured in the new documentary are two of Fogle’s victims, Hannah and Christian. They were the step-children of Russell Taylor, who led Fogle’s charitable foundation.
The pair discuss how their stepfather introduced them to Fogle as well as the fact that Taylor planted cameras around their home in order to capture them and their friends in states of undress.
Taylor was sentenced to 27 years in prison for similar crimes to Fogle in May 2022.
His ex-wife and the sister’s mother, Angela Baldwin, was sentenced to 33 years after being found guilty of two counts of producing child sexual abuse material, one count of conspiracy to produce such material, and one count of possessing it.
The couple shared with Fogle videos and photos of the girls that were captured by hidden cameras Taylor installed in the then-couple’s Indianapolis home, prosecutors said.
Russell Taylor, 50, was sentenced to 27 years in prison on Monday after pleading guilty to 30 child porn and sexual exploitation crimes last year
Taylor’s wife Angela Baldwin (pictured) was sentenced to more than 30 years in prison for her role in the crime. She originally was not charged with any wrongdoing until her husband’s case was re-investigated in 2020 and new evidence implicated her
During Taylor’s sentencing hearing, US District Judge Tanya Walton Pratt described the four-year grooming, exploitation and molestation of the children from 2011-2015 as a ‘mutual perversion’ between Taylor, Baldwin and Fogle.
In an interview with Yahoo, the sisters said one of things they’re most looking forward to in the documentary is getting the perspective of Herman.
Last year, a letter written by Fogle from his prison cell in November 2021 leaked.
‘I really royally screwed up to wind up where I am,’ Fogle, a father of two, wrote in a hand-written letter dated November 7, 2021. ‘I was selfish and entitled.’
Fogle goes out of his way to quote famous prison film ‘The Shawshank Redemption’ in relation to his own experiences.
‘Something like, ‘You can either get busy living or get busy dying’ when you are sent to prison. I’ve done everything I can to get busy living and make the most of this unwanted experience.’
Fogle said he thinks about ‘all the people I’ve let down every single day, especially my family.’
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