Former Subway spokesperson Jared Fogle was attacked and beaten up in a prison brawl, according to reports.
Fogle, who was convicted for sex with minors, was attacked by another inmate identified as Steven Nigg, 60, in the rec yard of a Federal Correctional Institute in Englewood Colorado on January 29.
Nigg, who was in for a gun conviction, reportedly pushed Fogle down before punching his face. The sex offender sustained scratches on the neck, a bloody nose, and a swollen face while Nigg got a small cut on his left hand. Jail officials put the attacker in solitary as punishment.
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According to reports, the said inmate was not happy because many child molesters are housed in the low security facility. Larry Levine, a former inmate, and now the director and founder of Wall Street Prison Consultants, previously told In Touch that prisoners who have committed child sexual crimes are “hated more than anything else” in prison.
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Fogle was sentenced to 15 years and 8 months behind bars for possession of child pornography materials and engaging in sexual activities with minors. He was sentenced at an Indianapolis court in November after pleading guilty to child molestation charges filed against him.
Despite a plea deal with prosecutors in August, which declares they would not ask for a sentence over 12 and a half years, the court eventually decided on a heavier sentence after the judge concluded it did not “sufficiently account for the defendant's criminal conduct.” The deal also ordered Jared Fogle to pay $1.4 million in restitution for his victims.
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Tanya Walton Pratt, a U.S. District Judge, said Jared Fogle should be subject to a lifetime of supervision saying, “The level of perversion and lawlessness exhibited by Mr. Fogle is extreme.”
The 38-year-old former Subway spokesperson was also ordered to undergo psychological treatment.