Wednesday August, 19th, ex-spokesperson for Subway, Jared Fogle, presented himself to a federal judge. He has admitted guilt with regards to charges of child pornography and paying for sex with known minors.
It is unclear as to whether or not Judge Mark Dinsmore will accept the plea. While the plea is being reviewed, Fogle has been entered in with a temporary plea of not guilty.
Until the next court appearance, Fogle will be under strict watch. He is ordered to stay at home and has to wear an electronic ankle monitoring device.
If the plea is accepted, he will face 12 years in prison. He will also be made to pay restitution fees of $1.4 million to over two dozen minors affected by his actions. Fogle will also become a registered sex offender.
It isn’t just his freedom that Fogle is losing. As of Tuesday, Subway has officially fired the face of their company. He has also lost his wife, Katie Fogle. She made a statement after the hearing where she said:
“Obviously, I am extremely shocked and disappointed by the recent developments involving Jared. I am in the process of seeking a dissolution of the marriage.”
The search into Jared’s life came two months after Russell Taylor was arrested for child pornography. Taylor was the head of Jared’s charity, the Jared Foundation. To read more visit:
Prosecuters revealed that Fogle and Taylor had been sharing child pornography. Fogle had knowledge of Taylor’s crimes and failed to report them. He kept and stored pornography which involved some children as young as six years old.
Fogle had made trips to New York City in both 2010 and 2013 with the intent of paying minors for sex. After his first encounter, he told the minor he would “make it worth her while” if she found him another minor. The indictment says that Fogle told her, “the younger the girl, the better”.
Jeremy Margolis is Fogle’s attorney. He reported that Fogle knows very well he will do time for his actions. Margolis said:
“He expects to go to prison, he will do his time… He will continue to make amends to people whose lives he has affected, and at some point hopes to become again a productive member of society.”
The investigation into Taylor and Fogle’s crimes came after an anonymous tip was given from an unnamed individual.