Former Subway Spokesman Jared Fogle Sentenced To Over 15 Years In Prison In Child Sex Case

| by Sean Kelly
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Former Subway spokesman Jared Fogle was sentenced on Nov. 19 in the child sex case brought against him earlier this year.

Fogle was sentenced to 15 years, eight months in prison for possession and distribution of child pornography and traveling across state lines for commercial sex with a minor, reports the Indy Star.

In a federal courthouse in Indianapolis, Indiana, Fogle pleaded guilty to charges of possession of child pornography. 

“He didn't have those types of cognitive distortions that you would see in those individuals,” forensic psychiatrist John Bradford said of Fogle, in comparison to child molesters and rapists.

“Once he lost weight, it seemed as though in a short time he had hyper-sexuality,” Bradford said. “There are brain disorders that can be associated with sexual drive."

According to Bradford, Fogle had sexual fantasies about 12 and 13-year-old girls, but was mainly interested in older teens. 

“Looking at all of this, I believe he did suffer from pedophilia, except it didn't involve acting out with a child. He denies he ever touched a child,” Bradford said. 

In a statement to the Judge, Fogle said, “For most of my adult life, I've been in the spotlight, trying to be a role model.” He continued, “... I became dependent on alcohol, pornography and prostitutes.”

“Not a day will go by when I don't think about what I did to [the victims].”

Prosecuting attorney Steven DeBrota said there doesn’t seem to be “more to the story” than what Fogle was charged with, but there’s “enough to show how bad it was.”

Sources: Indy Star, New York Post / Photo credit: Anna Hanks via Flickr