Prosecutors seeking maximum sentence for Jared Fogle

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Prosecutors will seek the maximum sentence of 12.5 years in prison for former Subway spokesman Jared Fogle. Fogle is due to be sentenced Nov. 19th.

Fogle agreed in August to plead guilty to child pornography and sex crime charges.

Read the sentencing memorandum here.

The minimum sentence Fogle could face is five years behind bars, but prosecutors are seeking the maximum in a case that shocked the country. Under the terms the government is seeking against Fogle, he would be subject to supervised release for the rest of his life. 

Fogle has already paid out $100,000 to ten of 14 victims. The other four are expected to receive payment by next week. 

Fogle is accused of having sex with underage children and receiving child pornography, along with the former CEO of his foundation, Russell Taylor. Fogle agreed to a plea deal.

Taylor pleaded guilty to 12 counts of child exploitation plus one count of distributing and receiving child pornography through an alleged conspiracy with Fogle.  

Prosecutors allege that Fogle knew the pornography had been secretly produced by the former director of his charitable foundation, which sought to raise awareness about childhood obesity and arranged for Fogle to visit schools and urge children to adopt healthy eating and exercise habits.

Authorities said Fogle offered to pay adult prostitutes a finder's fee if they could connect him with minors for sex acts, including some as young as 14 or 15 years old.

Among the allegations in the plea deal document are that Fogle traveled to New York City to pay for sex acts with minors while he stayed in upscale hotels. He asked one victim for access to a minor as young as 14 years old. Fogle allegedly indicated in a text about the kind of minor he sought that "the younger the girl, the better."

The plea agreement alleges that around November 2012, Fogle paid to have sex with a 17-year-old at the Plaza Hotel in New York City. That victim told investigators that she and Fogle engaged in sex acts on 3 separate occasions, for money.

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