Rochelle Herman told WWSB that she spent more than four years recording her conversations with Fogle for federal authorities after he allegedly made a concerning comment to her about finding middle school girls “hot.”
“He has caused a lot of pain. It’s pain that will never go away,” Herman told the Florida TV station.
On Wednesday, Fogle admitted that he had sex with at least two minors and obtained child pornography of 12 other children as young as 6 years old, according to federal court documents.
Herman says that Fogle felt the need to confide in her about his behavior. “He would tell me the ages he was interested, boy or girl,” she told ABC News. “He indicated the fact that he has done it before and told me in gross detail what transpired.”
To WWSB, she added: “Jared Fogle is a monster. He’s a monster.”
And while she’s happy that the years-long ordeal is over, she wishes Fogle were facing more prison time. As part of his plea deal, Fogle will be behind bars for anywhere from five to 12 years.
“I’m relieved most of all. He just found comfort talking to me,” she told WWSB. “Did he want to get caught? I don’t know.”
Federal prosecutors who announced the charges against Fogle on Wednesday revealed that he would plan his business trips for Subway to coincide with his “pursuit of commercial sex acts.”
Fogle served as Subway’s spokesman for 15 years, ever since he first appeared on television claiming that eating the fast food chain’s sandwiches and working out helped him lose more than 200 lbs.
The shocking news comes ahead of the company’s 50th anniversary next week.
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