Jared Fogle to be sentenced Thursday for child pornography, sex crimes

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Subway spokesman Jared Fogle will be sentenced Thursday morning on child pornography and sex crime charges. Federal prosecutors want 12 and a half years, while defense attorneys want his prison time limited to five years. 

Read the sentencing memorandum here.

When federal agents raided his Zionsville home in July, removing laptops, tablets and a stack of DVDs, the world learned Jared Fogle was under investigation.

Authorities said on multiple occasions between 2011 and 2015, Fogle received child porn images from the executive director of the Jared Foundation. Investigators say Russell Taylor was secretly producing child porn in his home. Taylor attempted suicide in jail after he was charged.

Prosecutors to seek maximum of 12.5 years in prison for Fogle

Investigators revealed more shocking details in court documents. The former Subway pitchman traveled to New York City between 2010 and 2013 to have sex with underage children, paying money to a 16-year-old victim.

Much of the evidence, including text messages, travel records and hotel records, emerged during the Zionsville home search. Investigators say Fogle asked prostitutes in three states to help him find minors to have sex with him.

Jared Fogle's victims get $1 million

The Fogle story was everywhere. Dr. Phil aired secret phone conversations with a woman who claims Fogle tried to get children involved. Dr. Phil also had a victim on his show.

Fogle victim: He took my happiness. He took my trust.

Fogle lost everything. Subway pulled the plug on him, ending a long, financially rewarding career as a sandwich spokesman. His wife filed for divorce.

By pleading guilty in the case, Fogle agreed to pay $100,000 to each of the victims. He'll eventually have to register as a sex offender.  But first, he's going to prison.
   
Thursday's hearing begins at 9:00 am.  It could take three hours.

According to a court spokesman, the defense plans to have expert testimony from the medical field. There's a good chance one or two of the victims could testify. Jared is expected to make a statement in court.

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