Court documents filed Monday by federal prosecutors reveal disturbing text messages sent by former Subway spokesman Jared Fogle to adult prostitutes in an effort to find young victims to sexually assault.
The government is arguing against a reduced sentence for Fogle, who pleaded guilty to child sex crimes and possession of child pornography. He was sentenced to 15 years and six months behind bars. Fogle appealed his sentence to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in February.
According to prosecutors, Fogle “had a pattern: he found adult escorts through the Internet, developed relationships with them, and offered them finder’s fees to provide him with access to minors for commercial sex.” Investigators uncovered the activity through searches of Fogle’s cell phones, according to court documents. You can read the text message transcripts below:
The government’s full appellate brief, filed Monday, can be read below:
You can also read the appellate brief filed by Fogle’s attorney below:
Fogle, 38, is currently serving his sentence at the Englewood Federal Correctional Institution in Colorado. He was left beaten and bloodied after a fellow inmate, Steven Nigg, attacked him in the prison’s yard earlier this year.
Nigg, through his family, said Fogle had been using his money to pay for protection and for extra food.