INDIANAPOLIS -- Former Subway spokesman Jared Fogle faced a judge on Wednesday in Indianapolis on charges of paying for sex with underage girls, and distributing and receiving child pornography.
He is expected to plead guilty at a later date as part of a deal with the prosecution. Under the agreement, the sides will seek a sentence of five to 12½ years in prison.
Authorities say they reviewed tens of thousands of text messages and emails as part of their investigation.
There are 14 alleged victims, both girls and boys, between the ages of 13 and 18. He has already been ordered to pay $1.4 million in restitution, or $100,000 to each of the victims.
Fogle is accused of arranging business trips to coincide with his sexual exploits. Authorities say Fogle would have sex with the minors and then ask them to refer other minors to him.
The federal charges also allege he obtained images and videos of nude minors, secretly filmed, engaging in sexually explicit conduct from a business associate. The counts also claim Fogle and his associate used the internet to obtain pornography of children as young as six years- old.
U.S. Attorney Josh Minkler said Fogle used "wealth, status and secrecy" to exploit children. Fogle is even accused of traveling out-of-state to engage in sex acts with minors.
Fogle's wife says she's seeking a divorce, and is solely focused on the well-being of her two children.
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Fogle's lawyer says his client has a medical problem. He didn't share details on the condition, but said Fogle sought evaluation by a world-class psychiatrist.