Jared Fogle, the former Subway spokesperson who pleaded guilty to child pornography and sex charges, was sentenced on Thursday to 15 and a half years in prison.
It was this past August when Jared Fogle agreed to a deal with prosecutors to plead guilty to charges of "child pornography and illicit paid sex with minors."
Fogle became famous when he lost a huge amount of weight from eating Subway sandwiches. The company then hired him on as their paid spokesperson.
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As part of his agreement, Jared Fogle must avoid pornography and get treatment for his sexual disorders. He will forever be listed as a sex offender. U.S. District Judge Tanya Walton Pratt also sentenced Jared Fogle to a lifetime of supervision and a $175,000 fine.
"The defendant was obsessed with child pornography and sex with minors," Pratt said.
Jared Fogle was remanded to the custody of a U.S. Marshall. The judge recommend he go to a federal prison in Littleton, Colorado.
Dr. John Bradford is a forensic psychiatrist who testified on Jared Fogle's behalf. He claimed Fogle was attracted to older teen girls, 16 or 17 years of age.
Prosecutors reminded him--and the court--that Jared Fogle said via a text message that he wanted prosititues, "the younger, the better."
Bradford also said Jared Fogle has an alcohol problem, and had a compulsive eating disorder that moved into "hypersexuality" after he lost weight.
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"He traded a horrible food addiction for a horrible sex addiction," said defense attorney Jeremy Margolis.
Lots of people give up food addictions, but they don't prey on underage girls for sex. Jared Fogle is clearly a sexual deviant. He will soon live a much different life that that to which he is accustomed--locked up in prison.