Russell Taylor, former Jared Fogle associate, sentenced to 27 years in prison for child pornography

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By: Rick Callahan/Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The latest in the child pornography case against the former director of a foundation started by former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle (all times local).

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A federal judge has sentenced the former director of a charitable foundation started by ex-Subway pitchman Jared Fogle to 27 years in prison for producing child pornography that played a role in Fogle’s criminal case.

Russell Taylor was sentenced Thursday after pleading guilty to child exploitation and child porn charges.

The 44-year-old Indianapolis man agreed in September to plead guilty and admitted using hidden cameras to produce pornography of 12 children.

Taylor was executive director of a nonprofit Fogle started to fight childhood obesity.

Prosecutors say Fogle received photos or videos from Taylor of eight of Taylor’s 12 child victims.

Fogle was sentenced last month to more than 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to trading in child pornography and paying for sex with underage girls.

Taylor will have lifetime supervision after he has served his sentence.

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The former director of a foundation started by ex-Subway pitchman Jared Fogle is set to learn his sentence for producing child pornography that played a role in Fogle’s criminal case.

A federal judge will sentence Russell Taylor on Thursday. The Indianapolis man is scheduled to plead guilty to child exploitation and child porn charges alleging he used hidden cameras to produce pornography of 12 children.

Prosecutors are seeking a 35-year sentence for Taylor. His attorneys are asking for a sentence that’s between 15 to nearly 23 years.

Taylor was executive director of a nonprofit Fogle started to fight childhood obesity.

Fogle was sentenced last month to more than 15 years in prison. He acknowledged receiving child pornography produced by Taylor and having sex with underage prostitutes.