Thirty-seven-year-old Jared Fogle, previously best known for losing more than 200 pounds on the Subway diet, is expected to accept a plea deal related to child-pornography charges on Wednesday. Prosecutors accuse Fogle of paying for sex with minors on at least one occasion; he allegedly paid a 17-year-old to have sex with him at the Plaza Hotel and Ritz Carlton in New York City. Fogle allegedly asked “repeatedly … to provide him with access to minors as young as 14 years.” Fogle has reportedly agreed to serve at least five years in prison; federal prosecutors were seeking a sentence of more than 12 years. Fogle, worth an estimated $15 million after his 15-year relationship with Subway, has agreed to pay 14 victims $100,000 each, according to USA Today.
He has also agreed to register as a sex offender and undergo sexual-disorder treatment.
In July, federal agents raided his house in Indiana, seizing computers and DVDs. The former executive director of the anti-childhood-obesity organization the Jared Foundation, Russell Taylor, was arrested two months ago on federal child-pornography charges after agents found more than 400 child-pornography videos in his possession in a raid, according to Business Insider. Fogle is accused of possessing child porn produced by Taylor, according to court documents. Subway cut ties with Fogle, a married father with two children, after the raid, something they keep reminding the world about after the case keeps reappearing in the news.
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