Earlier today, Subway’s Jared Fogle was sentenced to 15 years, 8 months in prison “for possession and distribution of child pornography and traveling across state lines for commercial sex with a minor,” reports USA Today.

The news comes as a big blow to Fogle’s attorney, which was seeking a five-year term.

U.S. District Judge Tanya Walton Pratt characterized Fogle as:

…having had a “privileged” upbringing before becoming “obsessed” with sex and minors. Pratt talked about Fogle’s journey from being morbidly obese while at Indiana University to losing weight and being discovered by Subway.

“What a gift to have such a professional windfall fall in your lap,” Pratt said.


Fogle reacted to the pain he caused his victims: “I have taken things from them that can never be fully remedied,” he said. “I so regret that I let so many of you down,” Fogle said. Twelve of the 14 victims have each been paid $100,000 by Fogle.

Fogle’s defense team caused an outcry when they brought in forensic psychiatrist John Bradord to testify that Fogle had a form of “mild pedophilia.”

Responded prosector Steven DeBrota: “So that’s a term you’ve come up with to provide scaling to the word pedophilia?”

[via USA Today]