Subway's Jared Fogle Charged With 14 Counts of Soliciting Sex With Minors

Subway's Jared Fogle Charged With 14 Counts of Soliciting Sex With Minors

The case is far more serious than initially reported.

Published August 19, 2015

Subway spokesperson Jared Fogle has officially been charged with "travel to engage in elicit sexual conduct with minors." TMZ reports that the case is far more severe than the initial report that he possessed child porn.

The complaint states that between 2010 and 2013, Fogle traveled between Indiana and New York City to engage in sexual acts with minors. It also states that he paid for sex, with him saying in text messages that he would accept a 16-year-old girl, but "the younger the girl, the better."

It is also reported in the documents that he asked some of the victims to send him pictures of themselves. Child porn authorities found photos and videos of boys and girls, but the gender of those with whom he engaged in sex with is still unclear.

Earlier reports stated Russell Taylor, the head of Fogle's charity foundation, was involved in the scandal. Now, the complaints confirm that Taylor sent Fogle photos and videos from hidden cameras in Taylor's house, featuring children as young as 6 years old.

Fogle agreed under the plea deal to serve a minimum of five years in prison and must pay restitution of $1.4 million — $100,000 per victim. He must also register as a sex offender. He is also prohibited from possessing obscene materials, cannot have unsupervised meetings with minors, must participate in a sexual disorders program and must have his computers randomly checked.

Fogle turned himself into the FBI today and is currently being processed.

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Written by Moriba Cummings

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