Jared Fogle: Former Subway Spokesman Agrees to Plea Guilty to Child Porn Charges, Wife Seeking Divorce

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Jared Fogle, the former spokesperson for Subway, agreed to plead guilty to possession of child porn in a plea deal on Wednesday.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office held a press conference on Wednesday to outline both the charges against Jared Fogle and the terms of the plea deal.

Ron Elberger is one of the attorneys representing Jared Fogle. He had no comment on the matter when approached by an Indianapolis Fox News station. He directed the media to Wednesday’s press conference, saying they would learn everything about the situation at that time.

Katie Fogle issued a statement regarding Jared Fogle earlier on Wednesday.

"Obviously, I am extremely shocked and disappointed by the recent developments involving Jared. I am in the process of seeking a dissolution of the marriage. My focus is exclusively on the well-being of my children. Neither I nor my family will have any further comment on the matter. I appreciate respect for my family's privacy during this difficult time," she said.

Another of Jared Fogle's attorneys, Jeremy Margolis, issued a statement about the plea agreement.

He said in the statement that his client "is agreeing to plead guilty to the charges filed against him today. In doing so, Jared is accepting responsibility for what he has done. He is also volunteering to make restitution to those affected by his deplorable behavior. While Jared fully recognizes that such monetary contribution will not undo the harm he has caused, he is hopeful it will assist these individuals as they try to move forward with their lives."

"Jared also understands that he requires significant psychiatric medical treatment and counseling. He has already begun that process by being extensively examined by a world-renowned expert in sexual conditions in order to chart a course to recovery. It is Jared's intent and goal to become healthy again."

"Most importantly, Jared understands that he has hurt innocent people, vulnerable people, and his family. He has expressed remorse to me and to his loved ones, and will, when given the opportunity, express that remorse to this court and to the people he has harmed. His intent is to spend the rest of his life making amends."

Jared Fogle could spend between five and 12 1/2 years in prison for his crimes. He could lose contact with his children as well. Supervised visits will be allowed only if Katie Fogle agrees.

Jared Fogle has made quite a mess of his life. The young man who made a name for himself by losing weight as a college freshman and citing Subway sandwiches as the way he did it will now live a much different existence--one without fresh sandwiches, his wife, and his children.

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.