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Jared Fogle Receives 15 1/2 Year Sentence For Child Porn, Sex Crime Charges

Three months after reportedly promising he would admit to sexual misconduct and possessing child porn, former Subway spokesman Jared Fogle appeared for his sentencing hearing today, and pled guilty to all the charges against him.

Fogle told Judge Tanya Walton Pratt that he understood the charges against him, and lawyers for both sides have begun to discuss their arguments for how many years he will face under the plea deal. The final decision is expected to be announced later today, but prosecution is seeking the full penalty of 12 and a half years as Fogle’s lawyers argue that he should only receive 5.

Fogle became the face of Subway after he credited his weight loss of over 200 pounds to the sandwich chain. During the arguments, one of the stranger defenses Fogle received was when psychologist John Bradford suggested that in addition to other problems, Fogle’s pedophilia was actually caused by the weight loss.


“Once he lost weight, it seemed as though in a short time he had hyper-sexuality,” Bradford said according to the Indianapolis Star. “There are brain disorders that can be associated with sexual drive.”

Authorities have identified 12 victims of Fogle’s child porno filming ring, along with two teenage victims of child prostitution. Prosecutors have said that Fogle’s sexual interest in children is as young as eight years old, and Bradford admitted to the court that Fogle told him about “fantasies” and encounters he’s had with prepubescent girls.

UPDATE: 1:18 PM. EST Judge Pratt has handed Fogle a sentence of 15.5 years.

[h/t Reuters]
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