Statement from Fogle family

Jared Fogle, a spokesperson for Subway, was escorted by an agent at his home during a child porn investigation by the Indiana Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. (July 2015)

The family of Jared Fogle released the following statement Wednesday:

“Our family is shocked and profoundly disappointed in Jared's abhorrent criminal behavior and we are very concerned for the well being of those affected by his conduct. At the same time, we are gratified that Jared is accepting responsibility for what he has done by agreeing to plea guilty to the charges filed today and by volunteering to make restitution to the victims. We are also gratified that he is seeking medical treatment. We hope that he will become healthy again and are confident that after he serves his sentence, he will continue to make amends. We look forward to the day that he rejoins our family and society. 
“We will not be granting any media interviews. Our plan is to comfort each other and heal and we ask that the media respect our family's privacy during this very difficult time.”

Federal prosecutors released documents Wednesday accusing Fogle of engaging in sex acts with minors and receiving child pornography.
The documents released by the U.S. attorney's office in Indianapolis say 37-year-old Fogle faces one count of travel to engage in illicit sexual conduct with a minor and one count of distribution and receipt of child pornography.

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.

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.

The document states that investigators have recordings from witnesses in Florida, Georgia and Washington State showing that Fogle discussed with them interest in sex acts with minors. The investigation also uncovered messages and documents indicating that Fogle discussed "finder's fees" with prostitutes across the country.

The plea agreement document also alleges that Fogle received child pornography from the then-executive director of the Jared Foundation, Russell Taylor. None of the minor victims were aware they were being filmed by hidden cameras inside Taylor's home.

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