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I was shocked when I saw the news about Jared on: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2015/07/07/police-investigation-jared-fogle-subway-pitchman/29808241/
I'm crushed, because I always though of him as an inspiration, a man with a sweet smile and a good heart. His weight-loss story made him a celebrity and his organization to combat childhood obesity made him loved by many. Who is Jared behind the smile?
We don't really know what's going on in anyone's mind, even in people's minds who are close to us, or we work with and see every day. We only know what they show us, until the mask falls off and we find out who they really are inside.
Could it be true that he's connected to child pornography?
His home was raided on Tuesday, two months after the executive director of his foundation was arrested in Indianapolis on federal child pornography charges.
I'm thinking that the investigators wouldn't just raid his home without strong suspicion, due to the fact that he's a celebrity and knowing that the news will spread like wildfire. They had to have a reason for searching his home two months after the arrest of his foundation's director.
Jared's career may be over as the Subway spokesman. Were they too quick to judge, or was it the right step to take by Subway?
According to the usatoday site:
"Subway and Jared Fogle have mutually agreed to suspend their relationship due to the current investigation," a Subway spokesman said in a statement. "Jared continues to cooperate with authorities, and he expects no actions to be forthcoming. Both Jared and Subway agree that this was the appropriate step to take."
My unyielding opinion is that anyone who exploit or abuse innocent children to satisfy their SICK fantasies is the lowest of the low. There is no excuse for hurting a child or even get aroused or drool over their picture on internet sites. It is SICK and those people are nothing but low life perverts who, in my opinion, have no place in society. They blend in and live as wolves in sheep's clothing, but the truth comes out eventually when they get bold and secure, thinking that they're not going to be caught.
"In 2007, the British-based Internet Watch Foundation reported that child pornography on the Internet is becoming more brutal and graphic, and the number of images depicting violent abuse has risen fourfold since 2003. The CEO stated "The worrying issue is the severity and the gravity of the images is increasing. We're talking about prepubescent children being raped." About 80 percent of the children in the abusive images are female, and 91 percent appear to be children under the age of 12. Prosecution is difficult because multiple international servers are used, sometimes to transmit the images in fragments to evade the law. Some child pornographers also circumvent detection by using viruses to illegally gain control of computers on which they remotely store child pornography."
More on the site: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Child_pornography
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It is a SICK world we live in. Try to do your part in preventing child abuse and exploitation by keeping your eyes open, notice the signs and report the person if you have any suspicion. You might save a life and future of an innocent child.
Erika M Szabo
Author of magical realism, fantasy and children's books, Publishing Coach at
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