Feds: Former Subway spokesman sought sex with minors, had child pornography

Jared Fogle
FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2013 file photo, longtime Subway front man Jared Fogle speaks to students about healthy eating and exercise at Battle Academy in downtown Chattanooga, Tenn. FBI agents and Indiana State Police on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 raided Fogle's Zionsville, Ind. home and have removed electronics from the property. (Dan Henry/Chattanooga Times Free Press via AP)

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):

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 recommend a sentence of more than 12½ in prison. It says 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.”

FOGLE COURT DOCUMENT

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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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