I’ve seen some weird defenses in my time but this defense literally takes the cake, or should I say sub.
Disgraced former Subway spokesman Jared Fogle, plead guilty to porn and sex crimes Thursday, admitting that he collected graphic images of children as young as 6 and paid for sex with underage girls, as prosecutors said he spent at least $12,000 a year on prostitution.
$12,000 a year on prostitution. And sex with kids at that. This man obviously has a problem and in my opinion, the proposed 5 to 12-year sentence he’s expected to receive as part of his plea arrangement is too light for these type of crimes and repeated pattern of sickness that Jared has displayed. But according to forensic psychiatrist Dr. John Bradford, maybe His Subway diet made him this way.
Dr. Bradford claims that Jared became hypersexual after he dropped 245 pounds on a diet of turkey and veggies subs. The one time subway icon battled compulsive eating disorder throughout college, Bradford said at Fogle’s Thursday sentencing hearing. Once he slimmed down on Subway subs, a diet that made him the face of the sandwich chain, he developed a compulsive hypersexual disorder.
The doctor’s testimony came after U.S. District Judge Tanya Walton Pratt accepted Fogle pleaded guilty to one count each of traveling to engage in illicit sexual conduct with a minor and distribution and receipt of child pornography.
Prosecutors are seeking a 12 ½-year sentence while Fogle’s attorneys have asked for five years. But federal judges have wide discretion: U.S. District Judge Tanya Walton Pratt could go beyond the prosecution’s recommendation and sentence the fast food icon to up to 50 years behind bars.