Jared Fogle to Appeal Sentence for Child Sex, Pornography

Disgraced former Subway spokesman received 15.6 years in prison in November

Disgraced former Subway spokesman Jared Fogle will appeal his prison sentence for conspiracy to receive child pornography and traveling to have sex with a minor, according to court papers filed in federal court in Indiana on Monday.

Last month, Fogle was sentenced to 15.6 years in prison on the charges.

“Notice is hereby given that the Defendant, Jared S. Fogle … hereby appeals to the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit from the Judgment in a Criminal Case entered on December 1, 2015 [Dkt. 78], which, inter alia, sentenced Defendant to imprisonment for a term of 188 months and imposed a fine in the sum of $175,000,” the filing reads.

Fogle will also be subjected to lifetime supervised release following the completion of his sentence.

In August, the former Subway spokesman agreed to plead guilty to receiving and distributing child pornography, as well as engaging in an unlawful sex act with a minor. Fogle has paid out $1.4 million in restitution, $100,000 for each of his 14 victims.

Fogle came under suspicion after the May arrest of Russell Taylor, then-executive director of Fogle’s charity, The Jared Foundation.

Earlier in the year, Fogle agreed to plead guilty and sought a five-year sentence. Prosecutors had agreed to seek no more than 12 1/2 years in the case.

According to court documents obtained by TheWrap, Fogle received multiple images of minors engaged in sex acts from Taylor and knew that those depicted were under 18. Taylor filmed the minors without their knowledge using a series of hidden cameras in his home. Some of those depicted were reportedly as young as six years old.

Fogle also traveled multiple times to New York with the purpose of engaging in a sex act with a minor. One victim was 16 when she had sex with Fogle in exchange for money. He also informed multiple prostitutes that he hired across several different states that he would provide a “finder’s fee” to anyone who could arrange for him to have sex with a minor.

Former Florida journalist Rochelle Herman-Walrond recently released a recording she secretly made of conversations allegedly with Fogle in which he proposed a wide range of sexual activities with minors.

Earlier this month, Taylor was sentenced to 27 years in prison.

Pamela Chelin contributed to this report.

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