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Russell Taylor sentenced to 27 years in prison

Posted at 6:50 PM, Dec 10, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-10 18:50:02-05

INDIANAPOLIS -- Russell Taylor was sentenced to 27 years in prison Thursday.

Taylor's attorneys said Taylor deserved only 15 years in prison for creating and funneling child pornography to his former employer Jared Fogle. 

Taylor worked for 12 years as the executive director of the Jared Foundation, a nonprofit Fogle founded to combat childhood obesity.

According to documents filed in federal court in Indianapolis, the pair traveled extensively together during that time – with Fogle often asking Taylor to arrange for prostitutes and increasingly expressing interest in children.

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Taylor's lawyers claimed earlier this month he was in a "psychologically abusive relationship" with Fogle, who, they said in court documents, coerced Taylor into providing him with child pornography and made him call him "daddy."

Federal prosecutors had asked for 35 years in prison for Taylor, who they claim produced hundreds of pornographic videos of children in addition to having sex with at least two minors.

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