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Jared Fogle

Jared Fogle, the former spokesman for Subway, faces between five and 13 years in prison for child pornography charges he’s expected to plead guilty to during a Wednesday court hearing.

Under the terms of the agreement, government authorities will recommend less than 13 years of imprisonment, while Fogle’s attorney will commit his client to no less than five years, CNN reported.

The agreement also mandates Fogle agree to keep away from all pornography in the future and undergo sexual disorder treatment. He will also be barred from any unsupervised visits with minor-aged persons, CNN reported.

Court documents further indicate Fogle will pay 14 victims $1.4 million for restitution, People reported. One allegation says Fogle was in possession of pornography involving children as young as 6 years old.

Another claims Fogle texted escorts and asked them “to provide him with access to minors as young as 14 to 15 years for purposes of commercial sex acts with him,” People reported. But Fogle allegedly only pursued those requests for minor-aged children after he had sex with the escorts “to ensure that they were not undercover police officers,” the court documents said.

In return for a lightened prison sentence, Fogle is due to plead guilty to one count of child pornography and one count of traveling to engage in illicit sexual activity with minors, CNN reported, citing court documents.

Subway severed ties with the well-known spokesman who exhibited an “everyman” personna in early July, right after federal agents raided his home and hauled off several computers and DVDs. The company issued a brief statement to Indianapolis-based Fox 59 about the latest development of Fogle’s plea hearing: “We have already ended our relationship with Jared and have no further comment.”

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Ron Elberger, Fogle’s attorney, didn’t comment, except to confirm his client’s suspended status with Subway is ongoing.

In July, federal authorities served a warrant on Fogle to search his Zionsville, Ohio, home in connection with a child pornography investigation that had already roped in the former director of the Jared Foundation, Russell Taylor. Taylor was arrested on allegations of possessing and producing child pornography earlier this year after police allegedly found hundreds of images of sexually-laced images of minors in his possession.

Fogle initially expressed shock at his former associate’s arrest, as WND previously reported.

The former face of Subway now not only faces prison time, but also the crumbling of his family. Wednesday, Katy Fogle, Fogle’s wife, put out a statement to the media of her intent to seek a divorce.

“Obviously, I am extremely shocked and disappointed by the recent developments involving Jared,” she said, People reported.”I am in the process of seeking a dissolution of the marriage. My focus is exclusively on the well-being of my children. Neither I nor my family will have any further comment on the matter. I appreciate respect for my family’s privacy during this difficult time.”

 

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