Jared Fogle's abhorrent sex crimes were adequately set at a date of 15 years, though at a certain point it seems as though a sentence might as well just be 25 to life. Jared's status as a public figure means that in addition to his prison sentence, he'll have the added "bonus" of a tarnished legacy and a future as nothing but the butt of jokes. Good riddance.
His crimes are very offensive, especially since he was a spokesperson for Subway. I think the punishment is accurate for his crimes. He should also go through rehabilitation therapy so that once he does return to society, he doesn't go back to his previous ways. It's important that he recover from his addictions or behavioral issues.
In July, authorities raided Jared Fogle's home and confiscated electronic equipment -- part of a broader investigation into the case of Russell Taylor, who had been executive director of the Jared Foundation, and was arrested for child pornography in May.
At the time, federal authorities made it clear that Fogle was not under investigation. Clearly, that position changed. According to U.S. Attorney Josh Minkler, Fogle has been involved in a "five-year criminal scheme to exploit children." The famed former Subway pitchman is expected to plead guilty to child pornography charges and crossing state lines to pay for sex with minors. As part of his plea deal, Fogle will likely serve between five and 12½ years in prison.
If you think this sentence range seems light, you would be right, especially when you consider there are people serving life sentences for less egregious drug crimes.
All states have outlawed the possession, distribution and production of child pornography, with distribution and production garnering particularly harsh sentences that can stretch on for decades. Possession of child pornography is considered less severe and involves the possibility of incarceration, or, sometimes, just probation.
Now to explain... There is no equivocal punishment, really, for crimes of this sort. It's not like something can be done to fix what he has done. When I really think about crime and punishment in general, it seems like how we handle it is wrong and needs more thought. However, that's in the larger picture, lets get back to this particular instance.
I don't know enough on the subject of "justice" to make comments on the incarceration time, or what his experience should be in the big house... I do think that the monetary pay out is off base. Maybe an initial payout of 100k to each child... But I really feel like he should have to pay for damages as the costs come up. If they need therapy, all bills forwarded to him. If they contracted diseases, or were physically damaged, medical bills associated forwarded to him. It shouldn't be a 100K and done, but he should be held responsible for all costs related to his crime.
Maybe there are such caveats in place, I won't pretend to really know very much on the subject. What I've seen on the news looks like "Jail time + 100k to each victim". Really, the victims matter more in this instance.
Jared Fogle was supposed to be a spokesperson for Subway, a large chain restaurant. He is supposed to be a role model, and he got off way to easily (no pun intended). His crimes include possession of child pornography, and traveling all around the country to have sex with underage girls. Some of the children in his photographs were as young as six or seven. These crimes are unfair and they are letting him off carefree. If we want to see the number of rapes and sex crimes go down, we have to start giving more real, severe punishments to pedophiles and predators.
Jared Fogle will spend fifteen years in prison as a sentence for his crimes relating to sexual offenses committed on minors. Although the sentence may seem long, it puts him out of prison at the age of 53 with plenty of time to commit more crimes. There are many other convicts who have served much longer for similar crimes and many were not even able to get away with it for the duration or the extent Fogle was able to. Jared Fogle deserves a longer sentence to pay for his crimes.
Jared Fogle's plea deal was not harsh enough to match the severity of his crimes against his underaged victims. With $1.4 million going toward 14 victims, that divides to only $100,000 per child-- hardly enough to cover the treatment of their traumatic experience, let alone compensate for the damage itself. The maximum 12-year prison sentence Fogle could receive doesn't even equal a year per victim. This is hardly justice for the young people who will have to carry this for the rest of their lives.