Jared Fogle is planning to ask for leniency in court next week, said the Subway pitchman’s lawyers—because he’s “profoundly sorry” about being charged on child pornography and sex crime charges!
On Friday, Fogle’s attorneys presented the court in Indianapolis with a sentencing memorandum that said Jared would be willing to serve a whole five years in prison.
That’s in contrast to the 12 years and seven months that prosecutors are eying for the 38-year-old father of two, to be followed by a lifetime of supervision.
Fogle admitted to possession of child pornography back in August, in addition to traveling to pay for sex with underage children.
“Since law enforcement searched his house in July,” wrote the lawyers, “Mr. Fogle has worked to take responsibility for his conduct, to assist the minor victims in this case, to make amends with his family, and to address his medical issues.”
The judge, however, could give Fogle a maximum 20 years in prison on just the child-porn charges—and could add an extra 30 years for just one of the cases where Fogle bought a child for sex!
Court documents charge Fogle with buying sex at New York City hotels with two girls under the age of 18. Fogle’s court case is also a reminder of the sins of child porn producer Russell Taylor, who was hired to be the executive director of The Jared Foundation—which claimed to help young people fight childhood obesity.
Taylor is pleading guilty to his own child exploitation and child pornography charges — with federal investigators saying that he was in possession of over 400 pornographic videos featuring underage boys and girls.
Investigators add that several of the children in the videos were known to Fogle—with 14 of the victims being identified so far.
While attorneys insist that Fogle “is painfully aware of the fact that he has impacted the lives of minor victims,” investigators said that Fogle believed it was okay for him to watch Taylor’s twisted videos, believing the films would be made, anyway—and “he might as well benefit from the production by seeing the results!”