Jared Fogle Sentenced to More than 15 Years in Prison

INDIANAPOLIS- Former Subway Spokesman Jared Fogle has been sentenced to more than 15 years in prison, after he plead guilty to several charges back in August.

The former pitchman plead guilty to one count of traveling to engage in illicit sexual conduct with a minor, as well as distribution and receipt of child pornography.

With his plea, Fogle admitted to paying for sex with girls as young as 16-years-old, and received child pornography that had been produced by the former director of his charity foundation, Russell Taylor.

Fogle, 38, was charged following a raid of his home in suburban Indianapolis back in July.

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.

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."

The sentence was handed down Wednesday by U.S. district judge Tanya Walton Pratt Wednesday.

Fogle also agreed to pay each of his victims $100,000 in restitution.

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.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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