Jared Scot Fogle (aka the Subway Guy; August 23rd, 1977 - ) is a former Subway spokesman who was known for his successful weight loss. He achieved this through eating Subway food and became the official spokesperson for 15 years. Fogle founded the Jared Foundation, which aims to teach about childhood obesity.
He was recently charged with child pornography possession, sex with underage prostitutes as young as 14, and being a con-artist. He pleaded guilty to the charges and is now serving over 15 years in prison, as well as registering on the Sex Offenders List.
Fogle was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on August 23rd, 1977. He was an obese man who eventually lost much weight. He did this by eating right, which involved lowering his fat intake and going cold turkey on fast food. He would later become a spokesman for Subway and had started a charity that was to help overweight children.
Unfortunately, Fogle was part of a child pornography ring in which he was supplied with child porn in addition to arranging meetings with prostitutes. He would provide the adult women with finders' fees to find underage sex partners. His Jared Foundation partner Russell Taylor allegedly traded nude photos with him. One case involved Fogle traveling from Indiana to New York City to pay to have sex with a 17-year-old girl.
FBI agents and police searched Fogle's house in July 2015. They retrieved electronic equipment and computers that had evidence of his crimes on them. After he was caught and arrested, he made a deal; rather than spend 50 years in jail, he copped a plea which reduced his time in jail to no more than 12.5 years (though it could be longer). Fogle is also ordered to play $100,000 to each of his victims of his con arts scheme which is a total of 1.4 million in restitution. His sentence hearing was scheduled for November 19, 2015. Once he leaves jail, he will have to register as a sex offender which will stay on his permanent record. His wife, Katie McLaughlin, filed for divorce after his crimes came to light and will be granted visitation to his two children he had with McLaughlin. pending her permission. He will also have supervised communication and contact with minors pending permission from his probation officer.
In further response to Fogle's crimes, Subway has distanced themselves from him due to the fact they want nothing to do with a recently-discovered pedophile. This is to keep up their image as a family friendly restaurant after the FBI searched his home.
Sentencing and Fate
On November 19, 2015, Fogle was sentenced to 15.5 years in prison for his crimes. He is serving his sentence at the Federal Correction Institution, Englewood, in Colorado. He would've also had to take part in a program for sex offenders, and would've been on supervised release for the rest of his life. His earliest possible release date was going to be July 11, 2029, a month before his 52nd birthday.
On April 29, 2015, Russell Taylor, the director of the Jared Foundation was arrested on child pornography charges. Taylor pleaded guilty to the charges and was sentenced to 27 years in prison on December 10, 2015.
Because he was a child molester, he was often the target of harassment and is violently assaulted. All of this made him depressed enough to eat poorly and gain back some of his weight he worked so hard to lose before he became a spokesman for Subway. On January 29, 2016, Fogle was beaten in prison by fellow inmate Steven Nigg leaving him with a bloody nose, swollen face and scratches on his neck and afterward said that he was "lucky he's still alive".
- During his trial, Fogle apologized for his crimes, saying that he wanted a chance to become a "good, honest person" and "redeem my life" after being ensnared in a life of "deception, lies and complete self-centeredness." He also had a breakdown when talking about his victims in court.
- He was raised in a Jewish family and practices Judaism.