Latest on Fogle case: Jared Fogle's wife files for divorce

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Posted: Aug 19, 2015 4:21 PM
Latest on Fogle case: Jared Fogle's wife files for divorce

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The latest on federal documents accusing longtime Subway pitchman Jared Fogle of engaging in sex acts with minors and receiving child pornography (all times local):

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4:15 p.m.

The wife of former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle has filed for divorce.

Katie Fogle filed the paperwork on the day her husband appeared in federal court in Indianapolis to face child sex and child porn charges.

Katie Fogle also issued a statement through her lawyer Wednesday in which she said she is "extremely shocked and disappointed" by the allegations and focused solely on the well-being of their two children.

Jared Fogle has agreed to plead guilty on a later date to one count each of travelling to engage in illicit sexual conduct with a minor and the distribution and receipt of child pornography.

Prosecutors say he viewed child pornography made by his former business partner that involved 12 kids and he had sex with two minors during out-of-state trips.

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2:20: p.m.

A prosecutor says the $1.4 million in restitution that former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle will pay as part of his plea deal is "groundbreaking" because it will help each of his victims.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Steven DeBrota told reporters after Fogle appeared in court on child sex and child porn charges Wednesday that each of the 14 victims will receive $100,000. He says among them are four who are "now adults in desperate straits."

DeBrota says the money will help victims recover from what they have been through by paying for medical treatment, counseling and education.

Fogle is expected to plead guilty on a later date to charges of having had sex with minors and having traded in child porn. He was jeered as he left court.

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2 p.m.

Jared Fogle's family members say they are "shocked and profoundly disappointed" by the former Subway pitchman's behavior but grateful that he is accepting responsibility.

Fogle's family released a statement saying they are also very concerned for the wellbeing of those affected by his actions. Fogle appeared in an Indianapolis federal courtroom Wednesday on child sex and child pornography charges.

Prosecutors say he has agreed to plead guilty on a later date to one count each of travelling to engage in illicit sexual conduct with a minor and the distribution and receipt of child pornography.

Fogle's family says they are happy he is seeking medical treatment and hope he will make amends when he's done serving his eventual sentence.

Fogle's wife issued a separate statement saying she's seeking a divorce.

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1:45 p.m.

Authorities say former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle started traveling to other states to engage in sex acts with people he knew were underage years before he began trading in child pornography.

The Department of Justice released a statement after Fogle appeared in court Wednesday. It says Fogle offered to pay adult prostitutes a finder's fee if they could connect him with minors for sex acts, including some as young as 14 or 15 years old.

Prosecutors also say Fogle obtained child porn, including videos showing the abuse of victims as young as 6.

Fogle is expected to plead guilty on a later date to one count each of travelling to engage in illicit sexual conduct with a minor and the distribution and receipt of child pornography.

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1:10 p.m.

An attorney for longtime Subway pitchman Jared Fogle says his client has a "medical problem" and "expects to get well."

Defense attorney Jeremy Margolis read a statement to reporters Wednesday after Fogle appeared in an Indianapolis federal courtroom on child sex and child porn charges. He didn't specify what condition Fogle has, but Margolis said Fogle sought evaluation by a "world-class psychiatrist." He didn't take any questions.

Prosecutors say Fogle plans to plead guilty on a later date to one count each of travelling to engage in illicit sexual conduct with a minor and the distribution and receipt of child pornography.

Among the allegations are that Fogle traveled out-of-state to engage in sex acts with underage girls.

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12:50 p.m.

Authorities say they reviewed tens of thousands of text messages and emails as part of their child sex and child pornography investigation of former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle

U.S. Attorney Josh Minkler said Wednesday that Fogle used "wealth, status and secrecy" to exploit children. Among the allegations are that Fogle traveled out-of-state to engage in sex acts with underage girls.

Fogle has agreed to plead guilty to one count each of travelling to engage in illicit sexual conduct with a minor and the distribution and receipt of child pornography. He appeared in court earlier Wednesday to hear the charges.

Prosecutors say under the plea deal, the sides will seek a sentence of from 5 to 12½ years in prison, among other things. Fogle will enter the plea on a later date.

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This item has been corrected to fix the spelling of Fogle's last name. It had been misspelled "Fogel."

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11:45 a.m.

The wife of former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle says she's seeking a divorce and is solely focused on the wellbeing of her and her husband's two children.

Katie Fogle released a statement through her attorney Wednesday saying she is "extremely shocked and disappointed" by the allegations that her husband engaged in sex acts with minors and traded in child pornography.

She says this would be her family's only public statement and requested privacy.

At around the time her statement was being released, Jared Fogle was appearing in an Indianapolis federal courtroom to hear the charges against him.

Prosecutors say he has agreed to plead guilty to one count each of travelling to engage in illicit sexual conduct with a minor and the distribution and receipt of child pornography.

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11:30 a.m.

Former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle has appeared in federal court in Indianapolis on charges of engaging in sex acts with minors and receiving child pornography.

Fogle sat with his hands clasped and quietly answered "no" when the judge asked whether he had any questions about his rights.

He is expected to plead guilty on a later date to one count each of travelling to engage in illicit sexual conduct with a minor and distribution and receipt of child pornography. Prosecutors released documents earlier Wednesday outlining the details of the 37-year-old's plea deal.

Dennis Culloton, a spokesman for Fogle attorney Jeremy Margolis, said Fogle would appear with his attorneys outside of court but would not speak publicly.

U.S. Attorney Josh Minkler plans to discuss the case later Wednesday.

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10:15 a.m.

A spokesman says attorneys for ex-Subway pitchman Jared Fogle will give a statement outside the federal courthouse after Fogle appears in court on charges of engaging in sex acts with minors and receiving child pornography.

Dennis Culloton, a spokesman for Fogle attorney Jeremy Margolis, said Fogle will appear with his attorneys but will not speak during that appearance. Culloton also says the Fogle family will release a statement after the hearing.

Documents released Wednesday by federal prosecutors say the 37-year-old Fogle has agreed to 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.

U.S. Attorney Josh Minkler also plans to discuss the case at a news conference after Fogle's court appearance scheduled for 11 a.m.

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9:40 a.m.

Federal prosecutors say longtime Subway pitchman Jared Fogle has agreed to plead guilty to engaging in sex acts with minors and receiving child pornography.

Documents released Wednesday by the U.S. attorney's office in Indianapolis say the 37-year-old 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.

The agreement filed by prosecutors ahead of an expected court appearance by Fogle says he agrees to: pay $1.4 million in restitution to 14 minor victims, each receiving $100,000, register as a sex offender and undergo treatment for sexual disorders.

It says the government will not recommend a sentence of more than 12½ in prison, while Fogle will not ask for a sentence of less than five years in prison.

Fogle attorney Ron Elberger says he has no comment "at this time."

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This story has been corrected to show that the government will not recommend a sentence of more than 12½ years in prison.

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9:35 a.m.

Federal prosecutors have released documents accusing longtime Subway pitchman Jared Fogle of engaging in sex acts with minors and receiving child pornography.

Documents released Wednesday by the U.S. attorney's office in Indianapolis say the 37-year-old Fogle faces one count of travel to engage in illicit sexual conduct with a minor and one count of distribution and receipt of child pornography.

Fogle became the face of Subway for more than 15 years after shedding more than 200 pounds as a college student, in part by eating the chain's sandwiches. Subway says it has ended its relationship with Fogle.

Among the allegations in the document are that Fogle traveled to New York City to pay for sex acts with minors while he stayed in upscale hotels, and that he knowingly received child pornography secretly produced by the then-director of his charitable foundation.

The document is known as an "information." It's typically used to detail charges when a suspect already has agreed to a plea deal with prosecutors.