Former Subway Spokesman Jared Fogle Expected to Plead Guilty in Child Porn Case

Say it ain't so! The former face of Subway, Jared Fogle, has reportedly made a plea deal in the child pornography case against him. Fogle is expected to enter a guilty plea in court as early as Wednesday, confessing to possession of sexually explicit images of minors.

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According to reports, the U.S. Attorney's Office will conduct a press conference on Wednesday afternoon to discuss the charges and the deal that was reached.

Fogle's home was raided in early July, after the former director of the Jared Foundation, Russell Taylor, was arrested for possessing and producing child pornography. More than 500 images of underage children in various states of nudity were uncovered at Taylor's home, and warrants were issued to search Fogle's as well.

Several computers and DVDs were confiscated, and we can only imagine what's on them if Fogle is willing to plea guilty in order to get a deal.

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Fogle rose to fame after he attributed his extreme weight loss to eating Subway's lower-calorie sandwiches twice a day, as well as exercising. He became a paid spokesman for the brand, and even started the Jared Foundation -- a nonprofit organization aimed at helping kids stay healthy.

Helping. Kids. Stay. Healthy.

Subway ended its relationship with Fogle shortly after the raid, and reasserted that fact with a short and succinct statement after news of the plea deal broke:

We have already ended our relationship with Jared and have no further comment.

I so didn't want to believe this was true, but as more and more information comes to light, the most disturbing this story gets. Just a few weeks ago, we learned of alleged texts between Fogle and another woman, which suggested that he had paid to have sex with a 16-year-old girl.

It's horrifying to think that someone who was supposed to be a role model for kids was abusing them instead.

 

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