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this is "nightline." >> tonight, from pitchman to prisoner? he was famous for his subway-fueled weightless. now jared fogle is facing the loss of his freedom as he agrees to plead guilty to possession of child pornography. and attempting to elicit underage sex. what newly released documents detail about the disturbing criminal charges. plus the simpler life. people here say the secret to happiness involves sharing everything. from resources to responsibility for raising their kids. with communal living making a comeback have they got it all figured out? save my life. he thought he was having heartburn. >> your ekg tells us you're having a heart attack. >> an incredible story of survival when every second counts. >> things are moving really fast.
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one of the most reviled men in america. former subway spokesman jared fogle now agreeing to plead guilty to shocking charges involving child pornography and underage sex. abc's alex perez has the details. >> in 1998 i weighed over 425 pounds. >> reporter: jared fogle, former subway spokesperson, was the ultimate weight loss ins operation story. today a shocking fall from grace, agreeing to plead guilty to possessing and distributing child porn graph. >> today jared fogle has been charged and has admitted to participating in a five-year criminal scheme to exploit children. >> reporter: and that's not all. >> fogle admitted that he repeatedly traveled from indiana to new york to engage in commercial sectionsex acts with victims he knew to be children. >> reporter: he had sex with a 17-year-old prostitute at new york's most luxurious hotels,
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the plaza and the ritz-carlton, then asked her to find him younger underage girls. >> let's call this what it is. this is about using wealth, status, and accuracy to illegally exploit children. >> reporter: fogle reportedly worth about $15 million spoke about his rise to fame to "nightline" in 2009. >> i have the pants, of course. these are the infamous jeans that, as i said, have become pretty much more famous than i am. if i don't make an event it's okay as long as the pants make it. >> reporter: he took those pants on the road 200 days a year, speaking to children about nutrition. >> everybody needs to make sure they make really, really good healthy decisions every day so they never, ever put themselves in a position to have to wear jared's old pair of pants. >> reporter: fogle was seen as a family man with a wife and two kids who were proud of his accomplishments. seen here in this interview from several years ago. >> she's put in so much time and effort and we're just so proud of him. >> reporter: today she's filing
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for divorce saying, i am extremely shocked and disappointed by the recent developments involving jared. >> everybody has skeletons in their closet. we present the facade or the mask to the world that either we want to be or that we feel we need to be in order to be accepted. >> reporter: his seemingly picture-perfect life may have started to unravel when rochelle herman, a friend of fogle's, claims she went to the authorities after he made inappropriate comments about middle schoolgirls. >> he's a monster. >> reporter: herman says she spent four years recording their conversations for the fbi and when asked if he admitted to her to having sex with minors, rochelle told abc affiliate wwsb -- >> yes, he did. and from here in the united states to when he was on his international tours. and then visits to thailand. >> reporter: the fbi wouldn't confirm her account and abc news has so far been unable to reach fogle's lawyer for comment. a month ago authorities raided
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his indiana home, confiscating cell phones, hard drives, cameras. >> you wouldn't expect it of a family like that. >> reporter: hours later subway suspended their relationship with jared, who in the last years had become the public face of the sandwich empire. >> my name is jared fogle -- >> reporter: seen here walking in a fashion show for the brand. in a statement today, subway saying, jared fogle's actions are inexcusable and do not represent our brand's values." today the prosecutors cite seemingly overwhelming evidence. >> the approximate amount of data includes 159,634 text messages, 27,140 e-mails, 47,623 images, and 3,394 videos. through this thorough identified.
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>> i think he recognized that they had him. they had text messages, they had eyewitnesses. and this was significantly less time than he could have been facing. >> reporter: today his attorney saying -- >> he will fully and completely acknowledge his responsibility for his wrongdoing. >> reporter: now the weight loss king faces anywhere from five to 12 years in prison and prosecutors and fogle's attorneys say fogle by pay victims. >> even after he serves the time, it is likely there's going to be significant monitoring. he's going to be on a sex registry. so there will likely be a lot of restrictions even after his sentence is served. >> reporter: fogle isn't the only role model to have a shocking fall from grace. >> reporter: steven collins, sweet reverend and family man from "seventh heaven," allegedly
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exposing himself to multiple underage girls. the confession allegedly secretly recorded by his estranged wife, faye grant, during a joint therapy session in 2012, while they were going through a bitter divorce. >> when you exposed yourself to [ bleep ]'s 10-year-old sister, did you have an erection? >> no. i mean -- no. partial, maybe. >> partial erection? >> maybe, yes. >> reporter: the audio recording was obtained by tmz. then in graphic detail he seems to admit that he did more than just expose. >> there was one instance -- >> but how did you like -- there was one instance what? >> this is in the disclosure and i told you before there was one instance -- there was one moment of touching where her hand -- i put her hand on my penis. >> you put your hand -- >> yes. >> reporter: collins made a statement to "people" magazine saying, 40 years ago i did something terribly wrong that i deeply regret.
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i have been working to atone for it ever since." fans took to social media to express their shock and dismay. on twitter, reverend camden, how could you? i will never be able to watch reruns of "seventh heaven," the same way again." >> through branding and popularity we just see one dimension of them. that often isn't who they are. and when the private life really is disturbing, it doesn't always come out right away. in part because we want to believe in the image that we're seeing in front of us. >> reporter: as for jared, today the image is clear. >> literally there was a celebrity who had access, power and resources to do anything he wanted in the world. he chose to utilize that to cajole, to convince, and even take advantage of children. >> reporter: for "nightline," i'm alex perez in indianapolis. next, there were over 200 communes like this one around the country. so what's communal living all about?
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you know the old adage. it takes a village. the people you're about to meet are taking it pretty literally on a commune where they share child-rear child-rearing, housing, incomes. they can't have their own cars or tv. why there is a wait list to get in? "nightline" coanchor byron pitts headed to the property to find out how they make it all work. >> reporter: eight miles from this small town called louisa, virginia, there's a mysterious hidden community deep in the wood. >> it's a been out there for years, a hippy place. >> nice people, laid back. >> some cult where everyone gets naked and worships whatever. i've heard things like that, which couldn't be farther from the truth. >> reporter: 22-year-old amani works at this cafe in louisa. >> i love my job.
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my name is amani kallen and i lived at twin oaks for 19 years. >> reporter: amani grew up in that hidden community in the woods, twin oaks, where 92 adults, 13 kids, live on 450 acres. giving up what many of us think of as the necessities of life. television, bank accounts, high-paying jobs. >> the american dream is to become wealthy. this is not the place to do that. >> reporter: for this simple life, living of this beautiful land, eating organic vegetables they grow themselves,sharing everything from clothes to housing to child care. sometimes changing their names. do they know the secret to the good life? >> as a small child, it was awesome to live here. it was fun. you had all these people to hang out with and interact with and especially just when you want to like run wild as a kid. >> reporter: the commune life doesn't come without sacrifices. each adult is responsible for working 42 hours a week.
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at twin oaks, which has been in operation for 48 years, every personal decision has to be made collectively. even having a child. >> having a child is not something you can take for granted, that you can just decide to do on your own. because you're not personally responsible for financing that kid's upbraig, the entire community is. >> reporter: they make their money making tofu and selling hammocks that gross about $2 million a year and share the income. >> we get an allowance. >> allowance? i haven't heard that word since i was in middle school. >> we get an allowance and that changes from year to year. but for things that we want, like chocolate or coffee. >> reporter: this might not appeal to everybody. but for some, it makes sense. >> it's nice to have a three-bedroom house with lots of lovely furniture, but they're nothing compared to the sense of supportiveness. >> reporter: griffon corpus was the ceo of a luxury yarn company and just moved here with her
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ex-husband and 8-year-old daughter sapho. >> it's free range the whole day, you can do what you want. >> reporter: everyone is a parent, going along with the motto, it takes a village to raise a child. >> my name is sapphire and daughter kya. we've lived at twin oaks four and a half years. >> reporter: another single mom saw the commune as her only option. >> it was the three of us living off of $1,500 a month. my rent was $925 a month. >> reporter: this was not the path she started down. >> i graduated magna cum laude in my major. >> how does a young woman with a degree from virginia tech in biochemistry end up in a commune? >> because you just have enough common sense to start questioning the things you've been told your whole life and you start adding things and up realizing, it doesn't actually add up. >> reporter: salve 5's daughter kya houston is 11 and works 11 hours a week as caretake tore some of the younger children.
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>> hi, i'm byron pitts, nice to meet you. >> nice to meet you. >> reporter: children start working at the age of 4, working one hour a week. as they get older the hours slowly increase. >> how do you feel about being 11 years old and having a job? >> it's not that bad. >> do you like living here? >> uh-huh. >> what do you like? >> i like how i can go out into the forest and stuff. >> do you remember what you used to say to me when we first moved here? >> no. >> you used to say, "mom, i'm so glad we moved to twin oaks because i can go outside and play and not have to worry about anybody taking me." >> reporter: there's a wait list to live here. but there are no background checks. >> to someone like me from the outside, that's scary. to think that it's possible that someone could move here, you don't know their background, they could be a threat to children. >> yeah. well, the 26 years i've lived here it hasn't been an issue. >> reporter: it's easy for the children to get lost in those 450 acres. >> we are going to look for
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grace and anya. a 6-year-old who is watching a 1-year-old. >> meow! >> reporter: when they need to run an errand they check out one of the communal cars from the main office. >> this is aluminum falcon, this is denty gray, this is funky banana. >> the cars of that thaps? >> because you have to know which car you're taking. i don't drive the same car every day. i use a car once a month, once every two months. i'm keenan dakota. lived here 22 years. this is my son rowan, who was born at twin oaks and has grown up here. >> reporter: before moving here his name was daniel edward mac day hee. george mason university. he came to twin oaks to give a talk and never left. >> i feel when i came to twin oaks when i was 23 that i retired. you know? life was kind of easy. i feel like there's not that much work, it's not that hard to do the work that there is here. >> come on, lock up.
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>> reporter: keenan's son rowan grew up here fulfilling his work credits by farming. he's now taking college classes at the local community college and tells us growing up on a commune hasn't made it easy for him to meet friends in the outside world. but it's a tradeoff he doesn't mind. >> do you think you'll always live here? >> yeah. i think -- >> you seem hesitant. >> yeah, i mean -- i definitely kind of want to explore the world a little bit more. like i've gone to other countries and stuff but i don't think i've actually -- i don't really know what it's like to live in the u.s. like twin owns seems like it's sort of its own little pocket of something else. >> reporter: while the kids who grow up here seem mature beyond their ears, the same can't always be said for the adults. >> we're walking to kuea, the most recently built residence, where i live. 22 people live here. >> this is a big house. is it 22 people big? >> reporter: out of the 50 children raised to adulthood here, only three have stayed.
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imani moved out when she was 19. and has no regrets. >> growing up here made me a lot of like who i am as a person now. but that doesn't -- and i'm thankful for that. but now i wouldn't come back. >> reporter: for "nightline," i'm byron pitts in louisa, virginia. next, it seemed like indigestion. but really, it was a heart attack. tonight, how one man's health crisis helped save another from his own. prep trauma unit 5. what've we got? bp 64/40 sterilize sites. multiple foreign objects in the body. tweezers. (buzz!) (buzz!) if you're the guy from the operation game, you get operated on. it's what you do. (buzz!)
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