NHL Star Sheldon Kennedy Comments On Jared Fogle Scandal

More details are coming to light about former Subway spokesperson Jared Fogle’s disturbing child molestation scandal.

In an interview with Dr. Phil McGraw set to begin airing today, Florida journalist Rochelle Herman-Walrond reveals how she worked with the FBI on a four-year investigation to indict Fogle.

So why did it take so long to blow the whistle?

“The reason why it took so long, they told me, he was not the main target,”; she tells McGraw. “There were others included in what they had discovered in their investigation.”;

As the story continues to develop, former NHL player Sheldon Kennedy is speaking out about the case. A victim of sexual abuse himself, he serves as the Lead Director of the Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre in Calgary.

“A lot of times, when we hear of a high-profile individual arrested and charged with sexual assault on children, there’s a lot of surprise,”; Kennedy said. “[But] we know that people in the position of power and the position of trust are  the ones abusing our kids, so I wasn’t surprised.”;

Kennedy hopes that the case going public gives other victims the agency to speak out and be heard – but cautions that it needs to be done responsibly.

“I think releasing these tapes in a way that is a teaching tool for society could be helpful,”; he said,”;but I think releasing these tapes without guidance, without clarity, without making sure that the protection of the victim is the first and foremost of our intentions, I think could be damaging.”;

For more with Sheldon Kennedy, tune in to ET Canada TONIGHT.

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