Jared Fogle to Appeal 15-Year Prison Sentence for Child Sex Charges

by Raphael Chestang 1:25 PM PST, December 15, 2015
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Jared Fogle is filing an appeal for the prison sentence he received last month for child sex charges.

The former Subway pitchman, 38, received a sentence of 188 months (15.6 years) in prison on Nov. 19 after he pleaded guilty to one count of distributing and receiving child pornography and one count of traveling across state lines to engage in illicit sexual conduct with a minor.

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Fogle might have grounds to appeal the sentence handed down from Judge Tanya Walton Pratt since it was longer than the 12.5 years prosecutors recommended after striking a plea deal with Fogle and his legal team the week before the sentencing.

The notice of appeal was filed in federal court in Indianapolis on Monday by Fogle's attorney Ron Elberger.

In his plea deal, Fogle also agreed to pay a total of $1.4 million in restitution to the 14 victims in the case, eight of whom are still minors.

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According to documents obtained by ET, the attorneys claimed Fogle was "profoundly sorry" for his actions, and has been "working to take responsibility for his conduct."