Not-for-profit leader faces child pornography charges

April 30, 2015

The leader of an Indianapolis-based not-for-profit faces charges after authorities say they found evidence of child pornography inside his Indianapolis home.

Forty-three-year-old Russell Taylor is the executive director of the Jared Foundation, a group that aims to raise awareness and funds to support childhood obesity programs. The foundation was started by Jared Fogle, 37, the longtime promoter of Subway restaurants who says a diet of Subway sandwiches and exercise helped him lose 235 pounds.

Taylor is charged with three counts of child exploitation, three counts of possession of child pornography and three counts of voyeurism. It wasn't immediately clear if he has an attorney.

Attempts to reach a representative of the foundation were unsuccessful.


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