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Now: Ex-Subway spokesman Fogle sentenced to 15+ years in prison

Former Subway spokesperson Jared Fogle walks into the courthouse for sentencing Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015. (@EricRTV6/RTV6 Indianapolis)


UPDATE

Jared Fogle has been sentenced to 188 months in prison for conspiracy to receive child pornography and traveling to have sex with a minor.

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UPDATE: Court has resumed in Jared Fogle's sentencing, with the prosecution now speaking on Fogle. Dr. Rick May -- a psychologist at Colorado's Treatment and Evaluation Services -- is now speaking, say Fogle completed 100 hours of psychotherapy in four weeks.

Dr. May says Fogle told him he was "very ashamed, very remorseful;" that he had an understanding of how damaging his behavior could be to children.

"I think #JaredFogle has a lot of additional work he could do, therapeutically," @Jordan_RTV6 tweeted.

Dr. May says he would continue to work with Fogle if he was sent to the Englewood federal prison in Littleton, Colorado.


The prosecutor says Russell Taylor emailed child porn involving 6-year-old girls to Fogle, stating Fogle also showed child porn to prostitutes.

The prosecutor says Taylor and Fogle "fueled each other's fantasies" to offend against children. He stated Fogle spent $12,000 a year on prostitutes.

Prosecutor says there is set of text messages where Fogle "makes clear he is more interested in youth aspect."

Dr. John Bradford -- a specialist in sexual deviancy -- recently finished speaking on his evaluation of Fogle.

The doctor described Fogle's extensive pornography collection while in college at IU; that Fogle was eventually exposed to child porn.

Dr. Bradford says Fogle had a compulsive eating disorder. When he lost weight, he developed compulsive sexual disorder, the doctor said

Fogle suffers from "a mild case pedophilia," the doctor said, and could be put on medication to lower his sex drive.


An affidavit claims that former Subway spokesperson Jared Fogle not only knew names of some minors featured in child pornography, but that he met them at social events.

The terms of Fogle's plea agreement have been read in court. He's expected to make a statement before he's sentenced.

Fogle is found guilty of conspiracy to receive child pornography and traveling to elicit sexual conduct with a minor.


The minors apparently did not know they were being filmed at Russell Taylor's home. @Jordan_RTV6 tweeted "multiple hidden cameras used."

At this morning's sentencing for Fogle, the affidavit states some victims of child porn filmed at Taylor's home are as young as six years old.

The judge has asked him if he understands all of the rights that he is waiving by accepting the plea agreement. "Yes, your honor," Fogle replied.

As part the count 1, Fogle will admit he knew minors were underage in pornography he conspired to obtain.

The judge asked, "Do you understand, Mr. Fogle, that the sentencing guidelines are not binding or mandatory on the court?"

Fogle replied, "Yes I do."

Fogle's lawyers argued that he should not be barred from having contact with this children. The state had no objection to that request.

According to his plea deal, Fogle will not be allowed to have a job involving unsupervised contact with minors unless approved by court.

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Former Subway spokesman Jared Fogle is due in federal court Thursday to learn how much time he'll spend in prison on child porn and sex crime charges.

U.S. District Judge Tanya Walton Pratt was scheduled to sentence Fogle after formally accepting his plea to one count each of travelling to engage in illicit sexual conduct with a minor and distribution and receipt of child pornography.

Fogle agreed in August to plead guilty to the charges following a July raid on his suburban Indianapolis home. The resulting criminal case destroyed his career with Subway.

Prosecutors are seeking a 12 1/2-year sentence, while Fogle's attorneys have asked for five years. But federal judges have wide discretion, and Pratt could go beyond the prosecution's recommendation. The child porn charge carries a maximum 20 years in prison, and the sex with a minor count is punishable by up to 30 years.

The 38-year-old Fogle admitted paying for sex with girls as young as 16 and receiving child pornography produced by Russell Taylor, the former executive director of The Jared Foundation, a nonprofit Fogle started to raise awareness and money to fight childhood obesity.

Authorities said Taylor secretly filmed 12 minors as they were nude, changing clothes, or engaged in other activities using hidden cameras in his Indianapolis-area residences to produce child pornography. Taylor has agreed to plead guilty to child exploitation and child pornography charges.

Prosecutors said in a sentencing memorandum filed last week that Fogle received photos or videos from Taylor of eight of those 12 youths, and that some of those images were of girls as young as 12. Fogle could have stopped Taylor from victimizing some of minors, prosecutors have said, but he instead encouraged Taylor to produce additional child pornography.

In the government's filing, prosecutors said "Fogle has sacrificed absolutely everything he had built including his family to engage in sexually explicit conduct with two minors. He emboldened a molester and a producer of child pornography."

Court documents detailing the charges against the 38-year-old father of two say that Fogle had sex at New York City hotels with two girls under age 18 one of whom was 16 at the time and paid them for that sex.

Fogle has agreed to pay a total of $1.4 million to his 14 victims, with each getting $100,000. He became a Subway spokesman after shedding more than 200 pounds as a college student, in part by eating the chain's sandwiches.

Subway ended its relationship with Fogle after authorities raided his suburban Indianapolis home in July.

In their sentencing memorandum seeking a five-year prison term, Fogle's attorneys said he "is profoundly sorry for what he has done." They also wrote that Fogle suffers from "hypersexuality and alcohol abuse/dependence" and is committed to receiving treatment for his medical conditions.

In addition, Fogle's attorneys stressed that he never engaged in any sexual conduct with any of Taylor's minor victims and played no role in producing any of the images or videos recorded by Taylor.

Fogle's attorneys said in their sentencing memorandum that Fogle's offer to pay each victim restitution demonstrates "both the genuine remorse he feels and his commitment" to help his victims "move forward" with their lives.

As of last week, 11 of those victims had received their restitution and the three others should have arrangements in place to be paid by Fogle's sentencing hearing, Assistant U.S. Attorney Steven DeBrota said.

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