Former Subway spokesperson Jared Fogle has been sentenced to 15-and-a-half years behind bars for trading in child pornography and having sex with minors.
The 38-year-old, who became famous after he lost 110 kilograms eating sandwiches from the fast-food chain, appeared in the US Federal Court on Thursday.
He admitted to paying for sex with girls as young as 16 and receiving child pornography produced by Russell Taylor, the former executive director of The Jared Foundation, a company Fogle started to raise awareness of childhood obesity.
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The court heard Taylor secretly filmed 12 minors as they were nude, changing clothes, or engaged in other activities using hidden cameras in his apartment to produce child pornography. He has agreed to plead guilty to child exploitation and child pornography charges.
Fogle, who was fired by Subway when news of his involvement in child pornogrraphy first emerged, has also been put on the national registered sex offender list, told to avoid pornography and ordered to get sexual disorder treatment.