Former Subway spokersperson, Jared Fogle, was sentenced to more than 15 years for child pornography and sex with a minor.
According to reports
, Jared Fogle was sentenced to exactly 15 years and 8 months in prison for child pornography posession and traveling across state lines to have sex with a minor.
Fogle was taken into custody immediately after the hearing according to the Indianapolis Star. He was handcuffed and led out of the courtroom as his family members hugged him .
When U.S. District Judge Tanya Walton Prattin sentenced Fogle, she also reprimanded the former Subway spokerperson to a lifetime of supervision saying, "The level of perversion and lawlessness exhibited by Mr. Fogle is extreme."
Pratt added, "What a gift to have such a professional windfall in your lap."
Before the sentencing, Dr. John Bradford, a forensic psychiatrist for the defense, said that Fogle had a compulsive eating disorder that evolved into "hypersexuality" after he lost all the weight, according to Reuters.
Defense attorney Jeremy Margolis said, "He traded a horrible food addiction for a horrible sex addiction," Reuters reports
Fogle had pleaded guilty to the charges in August. As part of the agreement, prosecutors only asked for no more than 12 years in prison while the defense agreed not to ask for less than five years.
However, his sentence was longer than what prosecutors asked for. Pratt said 12 years "does not sufficiently account for the defendant's criminal conduct."
According to reports, "Fogle went to great lengths to engage in commercial sex acts with underage minors." It adds that "he continually communicated with the prostituted minors in his attempts to find even younger children for sex. He specified the ages he wanted, including 14 and 15 year olds."
In addition to sex with children, the pre-sentence filing states that "Fogle has paid for commercial sexual activity with adults on hundreds of occasions."
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