Federal prosecutors are accusing Jared Fogle, the former spokesman for the Subway sandwich chain, of engaging in sexual acts with minors and acquiring child pornography, the Associated Press reports. Fogle has agreed to plead guilty to the charges, according to wire reports. He will also pay $1.4 million in restitution to 14 minor victims.
Fogle appears before an Indianapolis court today at 11 am. The government has agreed that it won’t pursue a prison sentence of more than 12.5 years, and Fogle agreed he won’t ask for less than five.
He is accused of traveling to New York to pay for sexual acts with minors at high-end hotels, and receiving child pornography that was produced by the director of his charity .
The prosecutors allege that Fogle paid a 17-year-old girl to engage in sex acts in 2012. According to documents released by the US attorney’s office, the girl told Fogle how old she was the first time they met. Fogle allegedly paid for sex, including with minors, on business trips from 2007 until June of this year.
Subway said in a statement to Indiana news channel Fox 59: “We have already ended our relationship with Jared and have no further comment.” Fogle was the face of Subway for more than 15 years, after he lost more than 200 pounds by mostly eating Subway sandwiches. He is 37, married, with two children.