An FBI informant who secretly recorded conversations with Jared Fogle over a period of four years is finally speaking out to ABC News now that the former Subway spokesman has pleaded guilty to charges that he had sex with minors and of child pornography. Rochelle Herman says, "I'm numb and I'm shocked. I'm relieved most of all."
"Jared Fogle is a monster."
In July, the former health reporter gave an anonymous interview to the station where she described several incidents when Fogle made sexually inappropriate comments to her about middle school girls. In Herman's interview on Wednesday, she stated that in addition to those conversations, Fogle also told her about having sex with minors "here in the U.S., during his international tours, and his visits to Thailand."
According to court documents, federal investigators received tips from several women dating back to 2007, including one woman who allegedly received texts from the sandwich pitchman detailing the "amazing" sex he had with a 16-year-old girl. "He had something compelling him inside that he wanted to reveal what he was doing. Did he want to get caught? I don't know," Herman says.
According to Fogle's plea deal, he will pay $100,000 to each of his 14 victims and serve at least five and up to 20 years in prison. Subway severed ties with Fogle almost immediately after agents initially raided his home, and Fogle's wife is filing for divorce, according to the Associated Press. Herman says she's glad that he's going to prison: "Jared Fogle is a monster."
Watch the full interview below: