Disgraced former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle has lawyers hand-deliver checks worth $1million to sex abuse victims

  • Jared Fogle has admitted paying minors for sex and possessing child porn
  • As part of plea, the father-of-two agreed to pay $1.4million to 14 victims
  • Seven children and three adults have received check worth $100,000 each
  • Four more people are due to receive check before sentencing next month
  • Fogle is facing up to 12 and a half years behind bars for his crimes

Lawyers representing former Subway spokesman Jared Fogle have hand-delivered checks worth a total of $1million to his child sex abuse victims today.

Fogle, 38, who admitted paying underage girls for sex and possessing child pornography back in August, has sent checks worth $100,000 to 10 of his victims as part of a plea deal.

Four more victims are also set to receive checks in the same amount, which should reach them before the father-of-two is sentenced next month. 

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Jared Fogle, the former Subway pitchman who admitted child sex abuse and possessing child pornography back in August, has paid out $1million to 10 of his victims over the past several weeks, his lawyers said

Jared Fogle, the former Subway pitchman who admitted child sex abuse and possessing child pornography back in August, has paid out $1million to 10 of his victims over the past several weeks, his lawyers said

Fogle is facing up to 12 and a half years behind bars when he appears in court on November 19.

The money, handed to three adults and seven children over the last few weeks, is to help pay for mental health counseling, medical care and anything else they might need to help them recover.

Prosecutor Steven DeBrota said handing out restitution checks before sentencing is extremely rare - adding that he has only seen it happen in one other case during his 25-year career.

He said that money will help them 'go on with their lives and put them where they should have been had none of this happened.'

Fogle's attorneys hand delivered  $100,000 checks to seven children and three adult victims, with another four people set to receive checks in the next month

Fogle's attorneys hand delivered $100,000 checks to seven children and three adult victims, with another four people set to receive checks in the next month

On August 19 Fogle agreed 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. 

Fogle admitted that he had traveled to New York to have sex with two minors, one of whom was just 16 at the time, while he was staying at upmarket hotels.

He also confessed to possessing child pornography, some of which was allegedly produced by Russell Taylor, Fogle's associate and executive director of his childhood obesity charity.

Prosecutors allege that Taylor secretly filmed minors as they were nude, changing clothes, or engaged in other activities.

DeBrota said Fogle received photos and videos from Taylor of several of those 12 youths, although not all of them. 

He said Fogle played a role in victimizing them because he knew they were minors — some as young as 13 — but failed to alert authorities who could have stopped Taylor. 

In lieu of the restitution deal, prosecutors have agreed not to seek a sentence of more than 12 and a half years in prison, and Fogle agreed not to ask for less than five years.

Since confessing to his crimes Fogle has been under house arrest while wearing an electronic tag, has handed all of his passports to authorities, and has been forced to report to a pre-trail agency.

He is not allowed to leave his native Indiana unless the trip is pre-approved, and police can conduct random searches on his vehicle, office, residence, computer and other electronic devices.

Fogle became a spokesman for Subway 15 years ago after losing more than 200lbs on an all-Subway diet, but is now facing up to 12 and a half years in jail

Fogle became a spokesman for Subway 15 years ago after losing more than 200lbs on an all-Subway diet, but is now facing up to 12 and a half years in jail

Fogle admitted travelling to New York and paying two girls, one aged just 16, for sex while staying in upmarket hotels, and to watching child porn allegedly produced by business partner Russell Taylor (right)

Fogle admitted travelling to New York and paying two girls, one aged just 16, for sex while staying in upmarket hotels, and to watching child porn allegedly produced by business partner Russell Taylor (right)

Fogle is also prohibited from possessing any pornography, erotica or nude images, and if any material is found on him, it will be confiscated by his probation officer

Further, he cannot have any contact with children beside his own. He will also not be allowed to own or possess a computer with Internet access unless he gets it signed off on by his probation officer. 

On the day Fogle admitted his crimes his wife of five years, Katie, filed for divorce because of an 'irretrievable breakdown of the marriage'. 

Fogle became a Subway spokesman more than 15 years ago after shedding more than 200lbs as a college student, in part by eating the chain's sandwiches.

Subway ended its relationship with Fogle after authorities raided his Indianapolis home in July. 

Carol Hepburn, a Seattle attorney who has helped several child porn victims pursue restitution, said that for most crime victims time helps them to recover. 

As well as being dropped by Subway, Fogle's wife of five years Katie (pictured with Fogle at and event last year) also filed for a divorce on the same day he admitted sex abuse

As well as being dropped by Subway, Fogle's wife of five years Katie (pictured with Fogle at and event last year) also filed for a divorce on the same day he admitted sex abuse

However, for child porn victims face ongoing trauma because that material continues to circulate on the Internet, keeping them in fear that friends or co-workers might discover the footage.

'Imagine your most humiliating and shameful and terrifying experience and having not only pictures but videos of that up on the Internet? It's a very chilling prospect,' she said. 

In a statement released by Fogle's attorney, Jerry Margolis, back in August, he said that 'Jared fully recognizes that such monetary contribution will not undo the harm he has caused.' 

However, he wants the money to help 'these individuals as they try to move forward with their lives.'

Fogle's attorneys did not respond to a request for comment earlier today.

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