Jesus, I haven't heard an excuse this insulting to our intelligence -- and the victims -- since Dan White's "Twinkie defense." Now how many years is he gonna get for the smell of that bread?
The Daily News reports:
Disgraced former Subway spokesman Jared Fogle was sentenced to more than 15 years behind bars for collecting child porn and paying for sex with underage girls — after a psychiatrist said his Subway diet made him a sex fiend. Fogle, 38, pleaded guilty Thursday to child pornography and sex with a minor charge, as per a deal he struck with prosecutors in August. Before sentencing, forensic psychiatrist Dr. John Bradford said Fogle became hypersexual after he dropped 245 pounds on a diet of turkey and veggies subs from Subway — an extreme transformation that made him the face of the sandwich chain. “Once he lost weight, it seemed as though in a short time he had hyper-sexuality,” he said. “There are brain disorders that can be associated with sexual drive.” The onetime Subway icon fought back tears as he addressed a judge during the hearing. “For most of my adult life, I've been in the spotlight, trying to be a role model,” he said. “...I became dependent on alcohol, pornography and prostitutes.” Bradford said Fogle battled compulsive eating disorder throughout college. Once he slimmed down on Subway subs — a diet that made him the face of the sandwich chain — he developed hypersexual disorder, the doctor said. U.S. District Judge Tanya Walton Pratt accepted his plea to one count each of travelling to engage in illicit sexual conduct with a minor and distribution and receipt of child pornography. Bradford, a professor at the University of Ottawa in Canada, said Fogle told him he had sex with minors age 16 and 17 and had “a fairly extensive history” of using prostitutes. He said Fogle told him he masturbated to fantasies about prepubescent girls — but that there's no evidence he acted on them. Prosecutors wanted a 12 ½-year sentence, while Fogle's attorneys asked for just five years. Federal judges have wide discretion, and U.S. District Judge Tanya Walton Pratt elected to go beyond the prosecution's recommendation, sentencing Fogle to 15 years and 8 months behind bars. Fogle's legal team said his ruined career is its own punishment. “No one wants to be Jared Fogle. He is a laughing stock — a pariah. And he did it to himself,” a defense lawyer said, arguing for the shorter sentence. In August, Fogle confessed to collecting child pornography and paying for sex with teen prostitutes as young as 16. He agreed to plead guilty to the charges.If this is to be believed, imagine what he'd have done if he actually ever did become height-weight proportionate.