Ex-Subway Spokesman Sentenced to 15 Years on Child-Sex Charges

Then-Subway spokesman Jared Fogle poses with Austin Dillon, driver of the No. 33 Rheem Chevrolet after Dillon won the NASCAR Xfinity Series Subway Firecracker 250 Powered by Coca-Cola at Daytona International Speedway on July 4, 2015, in Daytona Beach, Florida.
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Then-Subway spokesman Jared Fogle poses with Austin Dillon, driver of the No. 33 Rheem Chevrolet after Dillon won the NASCAR Xfinity Series Subway Firecracker 250 Powered by Coca-Cola at Daytona International Speedway on July 4, 2015, in Daytona Beach, Florida.
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On Thursday, Jared Fogle walked into court expecting to get a plea deal in relation to numerous counts of child-sex and pornography charges. But a federal court judge sentenced him to 15 1/2 years in federal prison after Fogle entered a guilty plea, according to Reuters. U.S. District Judge Tanya Walton Pratt didn't show Fogle any mercy, even after hearing the pitchman's pleas.

Dr. John Bradford, a forensic psychiatrist, diagnosed Fogle with "mild" pedophilia. Jeremy Margolis, Fogle's attorney, said that after his client's weight loss, he traded in one addiction for another.

"He traded a horrible food addiction for a horrible sex addiction," said Margolis.

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Fogle attempted to plead with the judge, stating that his wife and children would never be able to get over it. "You gave your wife $7 million; she'll be OK," Pratt responded. Fogle's wife reportedly filed for divorce.

In total, there were 12 victims identified in Fogle's case, and federal prosecutors had recommended a 12-1/2-year prison sentence. Margolis had asked for five. Apparently Pratt saw fit to hand down something longer.

Even when the 38-year-old Fogle is released from prison—most likely not until his mid-50s—he will forever be a registered sex offender.

On Thursday, Jared Fogle walked into court expecting to get a plea deal in relation to numerous counts of child-sex and pornography charges. But a federal court judge sentenced him to 15 1/2 years in federal prison after Fogle entered a guilty plea, according to Reuters. U.S. District Judge Tanya Walton Pratt didn't show Fogle any mercy, even after hearing the pitchman's pleas.

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Dr. John Bradford, a forensic psychiatrist, diagnosed Fogle with "mild" pedophilia. Jeremy Margolis, Fogle's attorney, said that after his client's weight loss, he traded in one addiction for another.

"He traded a horrible food addiction for a horrible sex addiction," said Margolis.

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Fogle attempted to plead with the judge, stating that his wife and children would never be able to get over it. "You gave your wife $7 million; she'll be OK," Pratt responded. Fogle's wife reportedly filed for divorce.

In total, there were 12 victims identified in Fogle's case, and federal prosecutors had recommended a 12-1/2-year prison sentence. Margolis had asked for five. Apparently Pratt saw fit to hand down something longer.

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Even when the 38-year-old Fogle is released from prison, he will forever be a registered sex offender.

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