Jared Fogle charged for child porn, paying for sex with minor

Jared Fogle
FILE - In this July 7, 2015, file photo, Subway restaurant spokesman Jared Fogle walks to a waiting car as he leaves his home in Zionsville, Ind. Fox 59 television station reported Tuesday, Aug. 18 that the Subway pitchman is expected to plead guilty to child-pornography charges, citing sources it did not identify. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Jared Fogle, the former spokesman for Subway, was expected to plead guilty on child porn charges as part of a plea deal Wednesday at the federal courthouse in Indianapolis.

According to court documents, Fogle is accused of distributing and possessing child pornography and traveling to engage in illicit sexual conduct with minors.

The U.S. Attorney said a judge is expected to hear the case at 11 a.m. Fogle’s attorney is expected to speak after the hearing.

A news conference is also scheduled to take place at 12:30 p.m. According to the U.S. Attorney, officials from the Indiana State Police, FBI and the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department will address the media at that time.

On Tuesday Fogle’s attorney said “no comment” in regards to media reports that his client was poised to take a plea deal.

Fogle’s home was raided by the FBI in early July.

Police said that raid was connected to a child pornography investigation following the arrest of Russell Taylor, former executive director for the Jared Foundation.

Court documents say that Fogle obtained child pornography from his friend and co-worker, Taylor, for over a four year period. Fogle also traveled to New York in 2012 where he paid for sex with a minor, according to the documents.

Taylor faces federal charges for production and possession of child pornography. Taylor was arrested in April after an investigation.

Subway immediately suspended its relationship with the Fogle.

24-Hour News 8 received a statement saying “We have already ended our relationship with Jared and have no further comment.” That statement was later tweeted by the company.

Read the full court documents on Fogle’s case below:

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