The Latest on ex-Subway pitchman: Fogle seeking 5 years

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Posted: Nov 12, 2015 6:32 PM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The latest on the case against former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle (all times local):

6:30 p.m.

Jared Fogle's attorneys are seeking a five-year prison term for the former Subway pitchman on child pornography and sex-crime charges.

The suburban Indianapolis man's attorneys made that argument Thursday in a federal court filing. They said Fogle "is profoundly sorry for what he has done."

Fogle agreed on Aug. 19 to plead guilty to one count each of travelling to engage in illicit sexual conduct with a minor and distribution and receipt of child pornography. Prosecutors are seeking a 12 ½-year sentence.

The court filing notes Fogle has agreed pay his 14 victims a total of $1.4 million in restitution. It says those payments demonstrate "both the genuine remorse he feels and his commitment" to help his victims "move forward" with their lives.

5:30 p.m.

One of the child-pornography victims receiving restitution from former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle is going public about her ordeal.

The girl, now 16, appeared on the syndicated Dr. Phil Show on Thursday. She described being secretly recorded at age 14 by Russell Taylor, who ran a foundation Fogle started.

Prosecutors have said Taylor secretly filmed minors and passed some photographs and videos of minors on to Fogle. The girl said she was among three youths who drank alcoholic beverages at Taylor's house and became intoxicated.

U.S. Attorney's office spokesman Tim Horty said Thursday "it's very unusual" for federal prosecutors to confirm victims of child pornography, but said he could confirm she was among Fogle's 14 victims because the teenager chose "to make herself public."

The show identified the girl only as Annalissa, and there were no efforts to obscure her appearance during the on-camera interview.

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3:45 p.m.

The government's sentencing memorandum was filed the same day that a teenager was set to become the first of Jared Fogle's victims to speak publicly, in an appearance on the syndicated Dr. Phil Show.

U.S. Attorney's office spokesman Tim Horty said Thursday "it's very unusual" for federal prosecutors to confirm victims of child pornography, but said he could confirm she was among Fogle's 14 victims because the teenager chose "to make herself public."

Horty said he couldn't release the girl's name.

A preview for the show's interview with the girl says she was secretly recorded at age 14 by Russell Taylor, who ran a foundation Fogle started.

Prosecutors have said Taylor secretly filmed minors and passed some photographs and videos of minors onto Fogle.

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1:35 p.m.

Federal prosecutors have filed court documents saying they will seek a 12 ½-year prison sentence for former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle, who has agreed to plead guilty to child pornography and sex-crime charges.

The sentencing memorandum filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Indianapolis also says prosecutors will ask the federal judge to sentence the suburban Indianapolis man to a lifetime of supervision following his release. Sentencing is set for Nov. 19.

Fogle agreed on Aug. 19 to plead guilty to one count each of travelling to engage in illicit sexual conduct with a minor and distribution and receipt of child pornography. Prosecutors had agreed not to seek a sentence of more than 12½ years in prison and Fogle agreed not to ask for less than five years.