The mother of two who exposed Subway spokesman Jared Fogle as a predatory pedophile fears there are other victims and encourages them not to be afraid to come forward and go to the police.
Radar Online sat down for an exclusive interview from Rochelle Herman-Walrond at her Florida home.
“I do believe there are more victims of his out there. I believed that throughout the whole of his trial. I encourage them to come forward, it’s how the healing begins.”
The woman expressed her disgust that Fogle has yet to show any remorse for the horrifying crimes that he has committed.
#Repost @balleralert ・・・ Jared Fogle’s Ex-Wife Sues Subway; Knew He Was A Pedophile - blogged by: @eleven8 - #JaredFogle’s ex-wife, Kathleen McLaughlin, is suing Subway because they knew Jared was a pedophile. In the court docs, McLaughlin says that back in 2004, a senior exec at #Subway received a complaint that Fogle had approached a young girl at a Las Vegas Subway event and solicited a sex act. She says over the years, they’ve received at least two more complaints, and investigated, but neglected to alert authorities. Kathleen’s issue is that despite knowing Fogle was trash, the company decided market their family, using her and their 2 children’s likeness without consent, in an animated commercial that’s aired over 2,300 times since 2015. She says the ad has caused her and their children great damage and had Subway reported Fogle back in 2004, she would’ve never married him in 2010. “I filed this lawsuit because I have questions,” McLaughlin said. She is requesting an unspecified amount in damages. Jared Fogle faces 15 years and 8 months in prison after pleading guilty to possession or distribution of child pornography and traveling across state lines to have commercial sex with a minor.
Secret recordings of Fogle telling her how he wanted to have sex with children led to the child sex offender being sentenced to 15 years in jail.
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Jared Fogle appeared in numerous Subway advertisements for nearly two decades, from 2000 to 2015, after losing 245 pounds eating Subway twice a day.
Fogle pleaded guilty to child pornography charges and paying for sex with minors.
“I didn’t know the signs to look out for before and now I do. Of course I’m worried there are more out there like him.”
The 38-year-old mother of two noted that she has not been in contact with investigators on Fogle’s case since Fogle’s conviction.
Herman-Walrond told Radar that she had a book she was writing about her experience in order to help her cope with the lasting effects of the investigation.
“I haven’t had any contact with the FBI since the trial. If the same circumstances came up again or I had the chance to do it again, I would. But I won’t lie; it was mentally anguishing.”
The woman described how much the ordeal with the former Subway spokesman affected her life.
“It tears your heart out, but at least I have my husband and children and we can move forward.”
Herman-Walrond revealed that she has dedicated her life to protecting and helping abused kids, and she wants to become a spokesperson for an organization helping to save and protect trafficked kids.
She also described how much writing the book was an extremely therapeutic process for her.
“Writing the book is a wonderful outlet for me — it helps me deal with everything. It helps me get through.”
The woman went on to say that Fogle got what he deserved and that his conviction set an example for wealthy or famous people who think that they can get away with anything.
“Fogle’s a monster. I’m not sure there is a way of monitoring the Internet for people like him, but at least his conviction shows people like him, famous people, can and will be caught if they do something as hideous as pedophilia.”
The investigation into the former Subway spokesman was triggered by Herman-Walrond’s emails to the company.
“I sent Subway an email, an online complaint, about the comments he had made about myself and my two young children. It should have been investigated immediately but it slipped through the cracks, but eventually he was arrested.”
The woman admitted to the reporter that it has been difficult for her to move on with her life.
“It’s been a difficult experience for me. It’s taken its toll, but I have been able to move on. I did it for the better good and I would do it all over again.”
Jared Fogle won’t be eligible for parole until 2029.
A spokesperson from Subway denied that they had any prior knowledge that Fogle was a child sex offender.
“Our investigation into this matter concluded back in 2015 and no evidence was found to support claims of any prior knowledge of issues surrounding our former spokesman.”
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