Child pornography victim drops civil suit against Jared Fogle


INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - A Connersville girl is dropping her lawsuit against Jared Fogle.

The girl, identified as "Jane Doe" in court documents filed a motion Thursday asking the court for permission to dismiss the case.

She sued Fogle, his former business partner, Russell Taylor, and Taylor's wife, Angela, in March. She claimed Taylor took nude pictures of her with cameras hidden in his house over nearly four years and distributed them to Fogle. The girl also claims Angela Taylor knew about the cameras.

The civil lawsuit sought $150,000 in damages from Fogle and the Taylors.

Thursday's joint filing by attorneys for both Doe and Fogle indicate they have reached an out-of-court agreement. She is asking to dismiss the case "with prejudice," meaning she can not sue Fogle again for the same issues.

In September, Fogle filed paperwork in the case blaming Doe's parents for her troubles. He claimed their bitter divorce and alcohol use was a major cause of the girl's "destructive behaviors," even before she learned about the recordings.

Fogle pleaded guilty in November to one count each of distributing and receiving child porn and traveling to engage in illicit sexual conduct with a child. He was sentenced to 188 months (15 years, 8 months) and is currently being held at a minimum security prison in Littleton, Colo.

In June, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals denied his request to reduce the sentence.

Taylor, the former head of Fogle's charitable foundation, accepted a plea deal in the case, agreeing to plead guilty to 12 counts of child exploitation plus one count of distributing and receiving child pornography through an alleged conspiracy with Jared Fogle. He is currently serving 27 years at a federal facility in Florida.

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