INDIANAPOLIS -- Russell Taylor, the former head of Jared Fogle's child obesity campaign foundation, says he and Fogle maintained a "psychologically abusive relationship."
The statement was made as part of Taylor's sentencing request. He is seeking 180 to 274 months in prison or 15 to 22.8 years.
Prosecutors want Taylor to spend at least 30 years in prison. Court documents say there are 12 victims in Taylor's case, the youngest is a nine-year-old. The court documents show none of the victims knew they were being secretly videotaped in Taylor's house.
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Taylor also had sex with two of the minors.
Taylor has pleaded guilty to 12 counts of child exploitation involving 12 minor children. He also admitted to one count of distributing and receiving child pornography.
His sentencing request states that he is not disputing the fact that he placed the cameras, set up the recording that captured the images in question, or that he distributed commercial child pornography to Fogle.
The sentencing request goes on to say,
"As will be shown in further discussion, Mr. Taylor and Mr. Fogle maintained a psychologically abusive relationship. Despite contentions made by Mr. Fogle, Mr. Fogle regularly requested additional videos of the minor children be made and even offered to provide Mr. Taylor with more sophisticated equipment to do so. Mr. Fogle maintained control over Mr. Taylor's job, owned the home Mr. Taylor was living in, and provided a lavish number of experiences to Mr. Taylor. Mr. Fogle had the perfect person carry out his sexually deviant pursuits, all the while attempting to insulate himself from the risks of his conduct.
Gov. Mike Pence left the campaign trail to come back to the Hoosier state Wednesday in the wake of several damaging tornadoes in Central…
People grabbed their cell phones Wednesday and captured video of the violent tornado outbreak across Central Indiana.
Several tornado warnings were issued for Marion County Wednesday and at least one confirmed tornado was spotted on Indianapolis' northeast side.
Thousands of people in Central Indiana are without power due to a series of severe thunderstorms Wednesday afternoon.
Damage was reported to homes and businesses in Kokomo after a tornado Wednesday.