Jared Fogle, a former Subway sandwich chain delivery guy, was convicted to 15 and a half years in federal prison after he was found guilty of sex charges and child pornography. He became popular after he lost weight on a diet that consisted just sandwiches from the popular fast-food chain.
Last Thursday, he promised in court to receive sexual disorder treatment and avoid pornography. But aside from that, he was registered as a sex offender, was sentenced to lifetime supervision, and charged a fine of $175,000 by Judge Tanya Walton Pratt.
While prosecutors demanded a 12-1/2-year sentence in Littleton, Colorado, his attorneys asked for only five.
“The defendant was obsessed with child pornography and sex with minors,” said Pratt.
Forensic psychiatrist Dr. John Bradford testified for Fogle at the sentence hearing. He said that the defendant was mostly interested in female teenagers, aged 16 or 17, and not pre-pubescent kids. But still, the prosecutors were able to counter the testimony by simply reading an excerpt from Fogle, which stated he wanted younger prostitutes. He was quoted, “The younger the better.”
Bradford added that Fogle had an eating disorder and an alcohol problem, which escalated into “hypersexuality” after he lost weight.
Defense attorney Jeremy Margolis said, “He traded a horrible food addiction for a horrible sex addiction.”
Before he was sentenced, Fogle cried and said that his wife and children would never get over the incident. However, Pratt wisely replied, “You gave your wife $7 million, she’ll be okay.” According to reports, his wife filed for divorce.
In the long run, he realized that the minors involved had been greatly harmed. Upon hearing the reports, Fogle was immediately fired by Subway.
All 14 minors who were involved in the case were slowly being paid $1.4 million by him.
As of the moment, the prosecutors aren’t closing the case for any possible charges in the event that other evidences will come out.