[quote]According to court documents released Wednesday by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Indianapolis, Fogle used Web sites to solicit commercial sex and traveled to engage in sexual acts with minors from 2007 until June 2015.
[quote]The documents also allege that Fogle received images and videos of nude children from Russell Taylor, who served as executive director of Fogle’s childhood obesity charity. Taylor also distributed pornographic images of children who were as young as six to Fogle, the documents allege.
[quote]beginning in 2011, Fogle became aware that Taylor was victimizing a 14-year-old girl and did not report it. He received and repeatedly viewed child pornography involving that girl.
[quote]As a result, prosecutors say, 11 other children were victimized in the scheme, many of them secretly recorded changing and showering in the home of Taylor, who began serving as executive director of Fogle’s foundation in 2009.
[quote]According to documents, a dozen minor victims were secretly filmed and photographed in Taylor’s home, and those sexually explicit images were then distributed to Fogle and others. Fogle allegedly knew the victims were under the age of 18 and that they were being secretly recorded. In some cases, Fogle knew their names, addresses and socialized with them at events in Indiana, the documents allege.
[quote]Fogle timed his business travel to coincide with his pursuit of “commercial sex acts,” according to the documents. Federal investigators claim he traveled between Indiana and New York City to engage in sexual acts with at least two minors, referred to in court documents as “Victim 13” and “Victim 14.” Both victims were female minors who were trafficked online.
[quote]According to the documents, in one incident, on Nov. 3, 2012, Fogle paid for sex with Victim 13 — who was 17 years old at the time — at New York City’s Plaza Hotel. He is also alleged to have offered to pay her money if she could find another underage girl for him to have sex with. Fogle, the court documents state, told the girl that “the younger the girl, the better.”