INDIANAPOLIS -- Former Subway spokesman Jared Fogle pleaded guilty to child exploitation and distributing child pornography Wednesday morning in a federal courthouse in Indianapolis.
Prosecutors say there were 14 victims in total, of whom Fogle obtained and distributed inappropriate images and videos of or paid for sex with.
As part of the plea deal, Fogle admitted to receiving visual depictions of minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct between 2011 and April 2015. None of the minors in the depictions were aware they were being filmed.
Fogle also admitted to traveling to New York City for sex with at least two minors between 2010 and February 2013. The acts occurred in The Plaza Hotel and The Ritz Carlton Hotel with a 17-year-old and a 16-year-old.
He also sent text messages to escorts, asking for access to minors ages 14 or 15.
"He is also volunteering to make restitution to those affected by his deplorable behavior. While Jared fully recognizes that such monetary contribution will not undo the harm he has caused, he is hopeful it will assist these individuals as they try to move forward with their lives."
"Obviously, I am extremely shocked and disappointed by the recent developments involving Jared. I am in the process of seeking a dissolution of the marriage. My focus is exclusively on the well-being of my children."
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Jared Fogle’s actions are inexcusable and do not represent our brand’s values. We had already ended our relationship with Jared.— SUBWAY® (@SUBWAY) August 19, 2015
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