Appeals court upholds Jared Fogle's prison sentence


An appeals court has upheld Jared Fogle's sentence on child pornography charges.

The ruling came down Thursday from the 7th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. Fogle was sentenced in November to more than 15 years in prison in connection with child porn and sex crimes charges.

"In light of the district court’s sound exercise of discretion under the disturbing facts of this case, we uphold the above-guidelines sentence as substantively reasonable," the court wrote.

The former Subway spokesman pleaded guilty to receiving child pornography - some of it created by the former CEO of the Jared Foundation, Russell Taylor. Taylor was sentenced to 27 years in prison after pleading guilty to child exploitation and porn charges.

Fogle is housed at a federal prison in Littleton, Colorado.

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