(JTA) — One of the FBI informants who helped expose former Subway spokesman Jared Fogle’s alleged sex crimes said she is relieved the case has come to an end.
Rochelle Herman-Walrond said in an interview with ABC that she worked with FBI investigators for four years, including secretly recording Fogle. She was one of several informants, according to reports.
Herman-Walrond told CNN she first met Fogle at a school in Florida in 2007, where she was covering a health event for a local television station. She said during that first meeting he made off-color remarks about young girls. Over time the comments got more detailed, including talking about sex with underage children, she told CNN.
Fogel’s wife, Katie, reportedly has filed for a dissolution of their marriage following revelations last week that the former pitchman paid for sex with minors while on trips to New York and was in possession of child pornography. As part of a plea deal, Fogle will serve between five and 12.5 years in federal prison, according to the Indianapolis Star. He will also pay 14 victims $100,000 each as part of the agreement.
Fogle allegedly traveled to New York and had sex with at least two minors, ages 16 and 17, between 2010 and 2013, according to the Star. In addition, the Star reported that Fogle received child pornography from Russell Taylor, who served as executive director of his charity, The Jared Foundation.
Taylor was arrested in April on preliminary child pornography charges and Fogle’s home was searched by police last month. Subway suspended its relationship with Fogle following the search.
Fogle became Subway’s spokesperson in 2000, after dropping nearly 250 pounds on a regimen of eating two Subway sandwiches a day.