Ex-Subway pitchman Jared Fogle gets more than 15 years in prison in child-sex case

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A judge sentenced former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle to more than 15 years in prison on Thursday for trading in child pornography and having sex with underage prostitutes. U.S. District Judge Tanya Walton Pratt disregarded prosecutors' recommendation that Fogle get 12 1/2 years behind bars, opting for a stiffer sentence of 15 years and eight months and ordering him to pay a $175,000 fine. She could have sentenced him to up to 50 years in prison. [...]

In his plea deal, Fogle admitted that had sex at New York City hotels with two girls under age 18 -- one of whom was 16 at the time -- and paid them for that sex. He also acknowledged receiving child pornography produced by Russell Taylor, the former executive director of the Jared Foundation, a nonprofit Fogle started to raise awareness and money to fight childhood obesity.

source: Article 'Ex-Subway pitchman Jared Fogle gets more than 15 years in prison in child-sex case'; www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-subway-jared-fogle-20151119-story.html; LA Times; 19 November 2015