Fogle appeals sentence

Fogle Appeals Sentence For Child Porn And Sex With Minors Conviction

Court records indicate that former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle is appealing the 15-and-a-half-year sentence he received in November after pleading guilty to possession of child pornography and traveling across state lines for sex with minors.

The prosecution team in the case requested a 12-and-a-half-year sentence while the defense team requested five years. In addition to the jail sentence, U.S. District Judge Tanya Walton Pratt imposed a fine of $175,000. Fogle was also ordered to pay $1.4 million in restitution to 14 victims. He has made 10 of 14 payments on this amount.

The Indianapolis Star reports that Fogle has already started serving time in an Oklahoma City prison and is scheduled to be released on July 11, 2029. During his trial, Fogle’s legal team argued that a sex addiction had replaced his food addiction.

NPR reports that Dr. Rick May, a witness for the defense and a psychologist who works with sex offenders in Colorado, testified that Fogle showed remorse in his interview with him. He stated that he spent several hours with Fogle and developed a treatment plan for him following their meeting. In light of this, Fogle’s attorneys asked that he serve out his time in Colorado, but he was instead reassigned to the prison in Oklahoma City, where he is currently serving time.

Two more medical experts testified for the defense, one of whom was Canadian forensic psychiatrist Dr. John Bradford, who testified that there was evidence of hypersexuality in the results of the tests he conducted with Fogle.

Fogle appeals sentence
INDIANAPOLIS, IN – AUGUST 19: Jared Fogle (R) gets into a car in front of the courthouse on August 19, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Fogle was part of a Federal Investigation which included a raid of his home in July 2015. [Photo by Joey Foley/Getty Images]
Fogle’s attorneys requested a lighter sentence on two grounds. One was that his victims were adolescents and not young children, but some of the videos include children as young as 9. The other reason they asked for a lighter sentence is that he has never abused either of his two children, who are both under the age of 10.

Before sentencing Fogle, Judge Pratt noted the existence of recordings in which he repeatedly indicated his interest in having sex with children as far back as 2007. She also cited recordings in which he expressed a willingness to pay prostitutes to find teenagers who were willing to have sex with him. Fogle acknowledged the accuracy of those statements.

The Chicago Sun-Times reports that Fogle confessed to having sex with girls who were 16 or 17-years-old and to receiving child pornography from Russell Taylor, who ran Fogle’s anti-obesity charity. According to Heavy.com, Taylor is 43-years-old and married with children. He was found guilty of distributing child pornography and child exploitation and voyeurism, and he was sentenced to 27 years in prison. He installed hidden cameras in his homes to produce the pornography. Taylor reportedly attempted suicide in prison in May of this year.

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On December 1, CNN reported that Fogle’s wife is divorcing him.

Fogle rose to fame 15 years ago after reportedly losing over 200 pounds on what he called his Subway diet plan. A single phone call to the police began the investigation. His image faded quickly once a woman who worked with the FBI to gather evidence against him leaked the FBI’s search of Fogle’s home. Soon after the search became public, Subway cut all ties with him.

Hollywood Take reports that prior to his conviction, his net worth was estimated at $15 million, but that will see a large decline in coming months. In addition to the $1.4 million he has to pay in restitution, his divorce may cost him his home, which is valued at over half a million dollars. This is Fogle’s second divorce. He has paid his first wife $230,000 in alimony. He will likely have to pay at least that much in alimony to his second wife.

[Photo by Joey Foley/Getty Images]

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