November 19, 2015

Fogle: 'I Take Full Responsibility For The Harm I've Caused'

Former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle arrives at the federal courthouse in Indianapolis, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015. Fogle is due to formally plead guilty and be sentenced on charges of trading child pornography and paying for sex with minors. -  AP Photo/Michael Conroy

Former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle arrives at the federal courthouse in Indianapolis, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015. Fogle is due to formally plead guilty and be sentenced on charges of trading child pornography and paying for sex with minors.

AP Photo/Michael Conroy

INDIANAPOLIS — The latest from WFYI News and the Associated Press on the sentencing of former Subway spokesman Jared Fogle for sex crimes (all times local):

1:30 p.m.

Pratt sentences Fogle to 15.5 years in prison, three years more than the prosecution had requested.

Pratt says the increased sentence reflects the seriousness of the crimes and to serve as a deterrent. She says it will also allow time for Fogle to participate in sex offender treatment while in prison.

Pratt recomends Fogle be sent to federal facility in Littleton, Colorado with treatment programs.

1:00 p.m.

Prosecutors argue Fogle knew who his victims were, where they were and what was going to happen to them. "He does realize what he is doing, he's not rationalizing this," Assistant U.S. Attorney Steven DeBrota, says. "He does know what he's doing."

12:45 p.m.

Jared Fogle adressed the court for about 6 minutes, saying he believes his life was turned upside down long before federal authorities raided his home. "At some point, I went from good morals to life spinning out of control. I was dependent on porn, sex and alcohol," he says. 

Judge Pratt interupts Fogle once during the state to note that Fogle had given his wife a $7 million divorce settlement. "She'll be ok," Pratt says.

Fogle says he has taken things from his victims, and his family. "I take full responsibility for the harm I have caused."

12:28 p.m.

Fogle's defense attorneys call their client's behavior "despicable" and "pathetic," but argue that federal sentencing guidelines for child pornography are a "blunt object." They say five years in prison is more than enough.

10:35 a.m.
Experts are testifying on behalf of Jared Fogle during the former Subway pitchman's sentencing hearing on child pornography and sex crimes charges.

Defense attorneys say a forensic psychiatrist and a psychologist will testify during Thursday's hearing before Fogle makes a statement.

Fogle's attorneys have said in court documents that he suffers from hypersexuality and alcohol problems and is committed to receiving treatment for his medical conditions.

Before the sentencing portion began, Fogle pleaded guilty to one count each of travelling to engage in illicit sexual conduct with a minor and distribution and receipt of child pornography.
Prosecutors are seeking a 12½-year prison sentence, while Fogle's attorneys have asked for five years behind bars.

9:50 a.m.
Former Subway spokesman Jared Fogle has formally pleaded guilty to child pornography and sex crimes charges.

Fogle told the federal judge presiding over his change-of-plea and sentencing hearing Thursday that he understands the charges and possible sentences.

He then pleaded guilty to one count each of travelling to engage in illicit sexual conduct with a minor and distribution and receipt of child pornography.

Prosecutors want a 12½-year prison sentence, while Fogle's attorneys have asked for five years.

9:25 a.m.
Former Subway spokesman Jared Fogle has told a federal judge that he's sticking with his decision to plead guilty to the child porn and sex crime charges that will likely be sending him to prison.
U.S. District Judge Tanya Walton Pratt asked the 38-year-old Fogle whether he understood the possible penalties and still wished to plead guilty. Fogle responded "Yes your honor, I do."

Fogle stood with his defense attorneys before the judge Thursday morning inside the Indianapolis federal courthouse.

Fogle agreed in August to plead to one count each of travelling to engage in illicit sexual conduct with a minor and distribution and receipt of child pornography.
Prosecutors want a 12 ½-year sentence, while Fogle's attorneys have asked for five years.

9:10 a.m.
A hearing to decide how long former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle will spend in prison on child porn and sex crime charges has started.

The 38-year-old Fogle sat at the defense table with his attorneys before the hearing began Thursday morning in the Indianapolis federal courthouse. He didn't say anything to reporters when he arrived at the courthouse wearing a dark suit and red tie.

Fogle could give a statement to U.S. District Judge Tanya Walton Pratt before she announces his sentence. He agreed in August to plead to one count each of travelling to engage in illicit sexual conduct with a minor and distribution and receipt of child pornography.

Prosecutors want a 12 ½-year sentence, while Fogle's attorneys have asked for five years.

8:15 a.m.
Former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle is at the federal courthouse where he'll soon learn how much time he'll spend in prison on child porn and sex crime charges.

Fogle walked into the courthouse in downtown Indianapolis about 8 a.m. Thursday. He didn't say anything as he walked past reporters while wearing a dark suit and red tie.

U.S. District Judge Tanya Walton Pratt is scheduled to sentence Fogle Thursday after accepting his plea to one count each of travelling to engage in illicit sexual conduct with a minor and distribution and receipt of child pornography.

Fogle agreed in August to plead guilty following a July raid of his suburban Indianapolis home. The case destroyed his Subway career.

Prosecutors want a 12 ½-year sentence, while Fogle's attorneys have asked for five years.

12:30 a.m.
Former Subway spokesman Jared Fogle is set to learn how much time he'll spend in prison on child porn and sex crime charges.

U.S. District Judge Tanya Walton Pratt is scheduled to sentence Fogle Thursday after accepting his plea to one count each of travelling to engage in illicit sexual conduct with a minor and distribution and receipt of child pornography.

Fogle agreed in August to plead guilty following a July raid of his suburban Indianapolis home. The case destroyed his Subway career.

Prosecutors want a 12 ½-year sentence, while Fogle's attorneys asked for five years.

The 38-year-old Fogle admitted paying for sex with girls as young as 16 and receiving child pornography produced by his charitable foundation's former director.

He agreed to pay his 14 victims $100,000 each in restitution.

Compiled from AP wire reports and WFYI reporters.

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