Update, 1:15 p.m.: Fogle has been sentenced to 15 years and eight months in prison, the AP reports:
That is more than the prosecution’s requested sentence of 12 1/2 years, with the judge saying those sentencing guidelines didn’t “sufficiently account” for his crimes.
Fogle will not be allowed any unsupervised contact with children after his release, although the judge did agree to allow him to see his own children.
Former Subway spokersperson/current person who makes your skin crawl every time you see a photo of him in the paper Jared Fogle is due in federal court Thursday to be sentenced on charges that he had illicit sexual conduct with a minor and that he received child pornography. Prosecutors are requesting 12 1/2 years, while Fogle’s defense has asked for five.
The Associated Press reports that U.S. District Judge Tanya Walton Pratt formally accepted Fogle’s guilty plea on one count of each of the charges. He’s set to pay $1 million in restitution to 14 victims: two women who were under 18 when he traveled to New York City to have sex with them, according to prosecutors, and 12 children who prosecutors say he knew were being secretly recorded by Russell Taylor, the former executive director of the Jared Foundation, Fogle’s charity to combat childhood obesity.
Fogle’s house was raided in July, part of an investigation into Taylor, who is set to be sentenced in December after pleading guilty to charges of child pornography and child exploitation; prosecutors say he videotaped minors undressing in his home, and shared videos of child sexual exploitation with Fogle. Taylor’s plea agreement states that he will not receive a sentence of less than 15 years.
A sentencing memorandum for Fogle shows that his defense attorneys solicited the expert opinion of a forensic psychiatrist named J.M.W. Bradford, a clinical director at the Sexual Behaviours Clinic at the Royal Hospital in Ottawa, Canada. Bradford’s research focuses on sexual paraphilias (abnormal sexual behaviors).
Fogle’s defense attorneys say Bradford sent their client to Robert P. Granacher, another forensic psychiatrist and “neuropsychiatric expert.” As the Indianapolis Star reported last week, Granacher diagnosed Fogle with “hypersexuality and alcohol abuse/dependence.” The attorneys reported that Granacher found “weak evidence” of pedophilia and pronounced Fogle “very treatable.”
In secretly recorded tapes, Fogle talks about his sexual attraction to children with a woman he was dating and speaks about organizing a “pool party” to have sex with small boys. There’s no evidence he acted on those desires.
Court documents show that Judge Pratt has banned any photography or broadcasting of today’s court proceedings, threatening to hold anyone in contempt who disobeys.
Fogle arrives at the federal courthouse in Indianapolis, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015. Photo via AP Images