Jared Fogle — the former face of the fast food chain Subway — has been sentenced to more than 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to child pornography and sex charges, Reuters reports.
Back in August, it was reported that the 38-year-old struck a deal with prosecutors in which he agreed to plead guilty to charges of child pornography and traveling for illicit paid sex with minors.
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In addition to his time behind bars, U.S. District Attorney allegedly ordered that Fogle avoid pornography, get sexual disorder treatment and register as a sex offender, the report states.
Ahead of the judge’s decision, Fogle’s legal team tried to fight for minimum sentencing — arguing not only that his victims were 16 or 17 (and therefore close to the legal age), but also that he had a compulsive eating disorder, which he then channeled into his “hypersexuality” following his weight loss.
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According to the report, one text sent by the father-of-two insisted “the younger the better” when requesting child prostitutes. Additionally, he previously admitted to being sexually attracted to children as young as eight-years-old.
So far, authorities have reportedly identified 12 victims of child pornography in his native Indiana and two teenage victims of prostitution.