Longtime ‘Subway’ pitchman charged for child porn, paying for sex with minor

Jared Fogle
FILE - In this July 7, 2015, file photo, Subway restaurant spokesman Jared Fogle walks to a waiting car as he leaves his home in Zionsville, Ind. Fox 59 television station reported Tuesday, Aug. 18 that the Subway pitchman is expected to plead guilty to child-pornography charges, citing sources it did not identify. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – The latest on federal documents accusing longtime Subway pitchman Jared Fogle of engaging in sex acts with minors and receiving child pornography (all times local):

10:15 a.m.

A spokesman says attorneys for ex-Subway pitchman Jared Fogle will give a statement outside the federal courthouse after Fogle appears in court on charges of engaging in sex acts with minors and receiving child pornography.

Dennis Culloton, a spokesman for Fogle attorney Jeremy Margolis, said Fogle will appear with his attorneys but will not speak during that appearance. Culloton also says the Fogle family will release a statement after the hearing.

Documents released Wednesday by federal prosecutors say the 37-year-old Fogle has agreed to plead guilty to one count of travel to engage in illicit sexual conduct with a minor and one count of distribution and receipt of child pornography.

U.S. Attorney Josh Minkler also plans to discuss the case at a news conference after Fogle’s court appearance scheduled for 11 a.m.


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9:40 a.m.

Federal prosecutors say longtime Subway pitchman Jared Fogle has agreed to plead guilty to engaging in sex acts with minors and receiving child pornography.

Documents released Wednesday by the U.S. attorney’s office in Indianapolis say the 37-year-old will plead guilty to one count of travel to engage in illicit sexual conduct with a minor and one count of distribution and receipt of child pornography.

The agreement filed by prosecutors ahead of an expected court appearance by Fogle says he agrees to: pay $1.4 million in restitution to 14 minor victims, each receiving $100,000, register as a sex offender and undergo treatment for sexual disorders.

It says the government will not recommend a sentence of more than 12½ in prison, while Fogle will not ask for a sentence of less than five years in prison.

Fogle attorney Ron Elberger says he has no comment “at this time.”

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This story has been corrected to show that the government will not recommend a sentence of more than 12½ years in prison.

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9:35 a.m.

Federal prosecutors have released documents accusing longtime Subway pitchman Jared Fogle of engaging in sex acts with minors and receiving child pornography.

Documents released Wednesday by the U.S. attorney’s office in Indianapolis say the 37-year-old Fogle faces one count of travel to engage in illicit sexual conduct with a minor and one count of distribution and receipt of child pornography.

Fogle became the face of Subway for more than 15 years after shedding more than 200 pounds as a college student, in part by eating the chain’s sandwiches. Subway says it has ended its relationship with Fogle.

Among the allegations in the document are that Fogle traveled to New York City to pay for sex acts with minors while he stayed in upscale hotels, and that he knowingly received child pornography secretly produced by the then-director of his charitable foundation.

The document is known as an “information.” It’s typically used to detail charges when a suspect already has agreed to a plea deal with prosecutors.

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