Criminal Justice

Jared Fogle is sentenced; he traded food addiction for sex addiction, lawyer says

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A federal judge in Indianapolis sentenced former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle to 15 years and eight months in prison on Thursday.

U.S. District Judge rejected a lower sentence of 12 1/2 years in prison that had been recommended by prosecutors, report the Indianapolis Star and the Chicago Tribune.

Fogle, 38, was sentenced after pleading guilty to traveling across state lines to engage in illicit sexual conduct with a minor, and distribution and receipt of child pornography.

The plea deal alleged Fogle traveled to New York City to pay for sex with two minors aged 17 and 16. The deal also said Fogle received videos secretly made by the former leader of the Jared Foundation that showed minors changing clothes or bathing.

University of Ottawa forensic psychology professor John Bradford testified by phone on Thursday about his examination of Fogle, whom he diagnosed with hypersexuality, mild pedophilia, and alcohol abuse and dependency.

Bradford said Fogle appeared to develop hypersexuality disorder after losing weight. Fogle’s lawyer, Jeremy Margolis, said Fogle “traded a horrible food addiction for a horrible sex addiction.”

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