Jared Fogle Foundation Director Sentenced to 27 Years in Prison for Child Pornography

Russell Taylor conspired with former Subway spokesman

Russell Taylor, the former director of the Jared Foundation, was sentenced to 27 years in prison on Thursday, a Department of Justice spokesman said.

Taylor was sentenced following his conviction on 12 counts of sexual exploitation of a child and one count of distribution of child pornography.

According to the justice department, Taylor used hidden cameras in his residence on multiple occasions between March 2011 and April 2015 to produce child pornography involving 12 minors.

Taylor’s co-conspirator, former Subway spokesman Jared Fogle, was sentenced to more than 15 years in prison last month.

“Mr. Taylor victimized children as young as nine years old and protecting those who cannot protect themselves will always be a priority in this office,” U.S. Attorney Josh J. Minkler said. “Adults who sexually exploit children by producing child pornography knowingly cause vast harm to their victims and should expect appropriately strong punishment.”

Detectives for the Indiana State Police served a search warrant on Taylor’s home in April after receiving information that he was in possession of illegal pornographic images.

In addition to the prison sentence, Taylor must also serve a lifetime of supervised release and register as a sex offender.