Subway’s Jared Fogle Cops a Plea to Child Sex Charges
Subway star Jared Fogle is losing a lot more than weight these days. He may also be losing his freedom as well as over a million dollars now that he is set to cop a plea after being the subject of a child pornography investigation.
Jared went from Subway pitchman who dined exclusively on the chain’s sandwiches to sex offender who may be getting future meals inside a federal penitentiary. He is currently in police custody and expected to appear in court today to plead guilty to one count of travel to engage in illicit sexual conduct with a minor and one count of distribution and receipt of child pornography.
During the investigation it was discovered that Jared paid a 17-year old girl for sex and asked her to find younger girls to satisfy his perversions. After having sex with the escorts to be sure that they were not undercover police officers, he then asked them to provide access to younger girls.
Authorities had kept a tight lid on their investigation up until now, not even confirming that Jared was the subject under scrutiny. His plea deal means he will not face a trial and the possibility that the salacious details will be examined publicly.
What is being released in court documents expose Jared as a sexual predator. He paid one 17-year old for sex while staying at the Plaza Hotel in New York City back in 2013. He sent her a text afterwards offering her a fee to find a younger girl who would have sex with him. He was willing to “accept a 16 year old,” though stated a preference of “the younger the girl, the better.”
Promising to make it “worth her while” Jared sent her his email and asked for pictures. The 17-year old sent Jared pictures of her genital area. He sent back his “approval of the content,” before meeting her a few weeks later at the Ritz Carlton in NYC in exchange for money.
Jared is also admitting to receiving and distributing child pornography. Some of the victims in the pornography were as young as six.
Agents raided his Indiana home five weeks ago. He lives there with his wife and two young children. During the investigation the Executive Director of his Jared Foundation was arrested on federal charges of production of child pornography as well as possession of child pornography leaving many to wonder if Jared was a suspect or not.
Jared pleading guilty leaves no more room for doubt. While there is no word on jail time yet, as part of his plea he will also pay $100,000 to 14 of his underage victims. He will also register as a sex-offender and undergo treatment.
What do you think of Jared Fogle’s plea deal? Was his foundations mission to fight childhood obesity just a cover allowing him to prey on young kids? Let us know what you think here at Haveuheard.