Ex-Subway spokesman sentenced in child porn, sex crimes trial

Thirty-eight-year-old Jared Fogle, known for his time as a Subway spokesman, was sentenced on Thursday, November 19 to more than 15 years in jail after pleading guilty to federal charges of child pornography and sexual conduct involving minors.

According to a report from The Indianapolis Star, United States District Court Judge Tanya Walton Pratt asked Fogle to respond to the allegations against him, at which point Fogle replied, “Guilty,” After his answer, he was sentenced by Pratt to 15 years and eight months of imprisonment, according to the Associated Press, with Pratt noting that “the level of perversion and lawlessness exhibited by Mr. Fogle is extreme.”

Fogle’s legal counsel had previously declared in August 2015 that his client would plead guilty to the charges, which were made against Fogle after a police raid at his Indiana home.

Authorities said that aside from using the Internet to solicit sexual activities and traveling to different states to engage in sexual activities with minors, Fogle was also given images and videos of nude children by the former executive of his charity foundation, Russell Taylor, who is set to plead guilty to charges of child exploitation and child pornography.