Perhaps someone should ask our former federal prosecutor and mayor-elect why his office sat on evidence Jared Fogle was molesting underage girls and boys for years. The Florida whistle blower wore a wire for the FBI for four and a half years before it finally arrested him this past summer and the U.S. Attorney's Office in Indianapolis formally charged him. Rochelle Hermann-Walrond, the whistle blower, asked herself the question many times: "Why was it taking so long?" That's a question our local news media would never ask of Hogsett. He likes bragging about cracking down on persons sexually exploiting children, but his record is not what it appears.
"I would fly us clear across the world if we need to," Fogle boasted to Hermann-Walrond in a recorded conversation. "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 . . . I had a little boy. It was amazing. It just felt so good. I mean, it felt — it felt so good."Hermann-Walrond estimates Fogle abused more than 14 children. Yet the plea deal federal prosecutors reached with Fogle would allow him to serve time for as little as five years for paying to have sex with two underage girls. No surprise. One of Hogsett's best friends, Joe "The Popper King" Miller, molested young boys for years and ran an illegal drug business that made him a multi-millionaire before he finally took his own life. Hogsett cared more about the big money his friend contributed to him and the Democratic Party than the lives of the children he destroyed.