The disturbing allegations against Jared Fogle keep on coming.
Rochelle Herman, the reporter who helped bring the disgraced Subway pitchman to justice by recording her conversations with him for the FBI, told CNN’s Anderson Cooper that Fogle was so brazen that he once asked her to put cameras in her children’s rooms so he could watch them.
“I had two young children at the time, and he talked to me about installing hidden cameras in their rooms and asked me if I would choose which child I would like him to watch,” Herman told Cooper.
Fogle is expected to plead guilty to child pornography charges. He is also expected to plead guilty to crossing state lines to pay for sex with minors.
According to Herman, she initially became alarmed by Fogle at a Florida health event that he was appearing at and she was covering for a local station.
“He told me that he thought middle school girls were so hot,” Herman told Cooper. “I was in shock … I actually was questioning, ‘Did I really just hear what I think I heard?’ I looked over at my cameraman … and he was just astounded.”
Herman added that the topic would become a common one in their subsequent conversations over the years.
“He talked about sex with underage children,” Herman said. “It was just something that he really, really enjoyed,” she said.
According to reports, under the plea deal that Fogle is working toward, the government will agree to not seek more than 12 and a half years imprisonment, while Fogle will agree to not ask for less than five years.
Subway has severed ties with its former spokesman, while his wife Katie Fogle is also doing so, announcing on Wednesday that she is “in the process of seeking a dissolution of the marriage.”
Watch Herman’s interview with Cooper here.