A former journalist has come forward to reveal that in a series of taped conversations she had with Jared Fogle
, the onetime Subway spokesperson admits his sexual interest and sexual encounters with children.
In a two-part episode of Dr. Phil, airing Oct. 29 and 30, Rochelle Herman-Walrond says that while interviewing Fogle in 2006 on her local Florida radio show, she grew suspicious when he mentioned that he was attracted to middle school girls.
Herman-Walrond tells Dr. Phil that she started up a friendship with Fogle with the intent of gathering more information and claims he continued to make comments about his sexual interest in children. Herman-Walrond says she spent five years secretly recording her conversations with Fogle to use as evidence against him.
In one of the audio tapes, Fogle is heard saying, "I would fly us clear across the world if we need to. To Thailand or wherever we want to go. If we're gonna try to get some young kids with us it would be a lot easier."
In another recording, he suggests to Herman-Walrond, "What if we put a camera in your kids' room, would they be okay with that?"
The 38-year-old TV personality also asks, "Are there any of your kids' friends that you think are pretty hot?"
Herman-Walrond alleges that other conversations with Fogle included him talking about flying to an undisclosed location to have sex with a minor, and discussions about attending a children's party to target potential victims.
In August, federal prosecutors said in court documents
that Fogle had agreed to plead guilty to allegations that he paid for sex acts with minors and received child pornography. His sentencing is scheduled for Nov. 19.