Federal documents released Wednesday accuse former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle of engaging in sex acts with minors and receiving child pornography, the Associated Press reported. Fogle will plead guilty to one count of travel to engage in illicit sexual conduct with a minor and one count of distribution and receipt of child pornography, prosecutors said.

Charging documents indicated the 37-year-old also will have to pay a total of $1.4 million in restitution to 14 underage victims, with each receiving $100,000. Fogle will also have to register as a sex offender and receive treatment. He has agreed to spend no less than five years in prison, while prosecutors will not ask for more than 12 and a half years, according to WLS in Chicago.

The documents allege Fogle paid for sex acts at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in New York City in 2013 and that the longtime Subway pitchman text-messaged escorts for two years, seeking to purchase sex with minors as young as 14 or 15, according to a report from WISH-TV in Indianapolis. Fogle received images of child pornography from Russ Taylor, the former head of Fogle's charity the Jared Foundation, and he coordinated business travel to coincide with trips for commercial sex with minors, according to the documents, the Indianapolis Star reported. Fogle attorney Ron Elberger told the AP that he had no comment "at this time."  

 

 

 

Fogle was the public face of the sandwich chain for more than a decade after losing more than 200 pounds in part by eating Subway sandwiches. Subway officially cut ties with Fogle Tuesday.