Documents: Jared Fogle Will Go to Prison for Sex With Minors

On Nov. 3, 2012, Fogle allegedly paid a girl, 17, to engage in sex acts
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 19, 2015 9:04 AM CDT
Jared Fogle Will Go to Prison for Sex With Minors
In this July 7, 2015, file photo, Subway restaurant spokesman Jared Fogle walks to a waiting car as he leaves his home in Zionsville, Ind.   (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

Longtime Subway pitchman and married father of two Jared Fogle will be heading to prison: Documents released today by the US attorney's office in Indianapolis say Fogle has agreed to plead guilty to one count of travel to engage in illicit sexual conduct with a minor and one count of distribution and receipt of child pornography. The agreement filed by prosecutors ahead of Fogle's expected court appearance says he agrees to: pay $1.4 million in restitution to 14 minor victims, each receiving $100,000; register as a sex offender; and undergo treatment for sexual disorders. It says the government will recommend a sentence of no more than 12½ years in prison, and Fogle will not ask for a sentence of less than five years in prison. Fogle attorney Ron Elberger says he has no comment "at this time."

On Nov. 3, 2012, Fogle allegedly paid a 17-year-old girl he had found online to engage in sex acts while he was staying at the Plaza Hotel in New York City, according to a court document. Several months later, he again paid her for sex acts while staying at the Ritz-Carlton, according to the document, which says the girl told Fogle her age when they first met and that he knew she was a minor. After the first meeting, the document said, Fogle texted the girl and offered to pay her a fee if she could find him another underage girl to pay for sex acts, stating "that he would accept a 16-year-old girl, while stating that the younger the girl, the better," the document said. The document also alleged that Fogle on multiple occasions received sexually explicit images and videos produced by Russell Taylor, 43, who ran the charitable Jared Foundation. Subway has severed all ties with Fogle. (More Jared Fogle stories.)

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