Jared Fogle Charged with Soliciting Sex with Minors

8/19/2015 6:39 AM PDT

Jared Fogle -- Charged with Soliciting Sex With Minors

EXCLUSIVE


10:15 PST: The Fogle family has released a statement following the hearing:

"Our family is shocked and profoundly disappointed in Jared's abhorrent criminal behavior and we are very concerned for the well being of those affected by his conduct. At the same time, we are gratified that Jared is accepting responsibility for what he has done ... . We hope that he will become healthy again ... and look forward to the day that he rejoins our family and society."

Jared Fogle was just charged with "travel to engage in illicit sexual conduct with minors."

Up to now, the only information in the case was that he allegedly possessed child porn, but the case is far more serious. According to the complaint, between 2010 and 2013, Fogle traveled between Indiana and NYC to engage in sexual acts with minors. The complaint says Fogle paid for sex.

The complaint says in text messages with one of the 14 minor victims, Fogle said he would accept a 16-year-old girl while stating that "the younger the girl, the better." 

The complaint says he asked some of the victims to send him pictures of themselves. 

The complaint says the child porn authorities found photos and videos of boys and girls. It's unclear the gender of those with whom he had sex.

Part of the case involves images Fogle received from Russell Taylor, the head of Fogle's foundation. According to the complaint, Taylor sent Fogle photos and videos from hidden cameras in Taylor's house, featuring children as young as approximately 6. 

Under the plea deal, Fogle agreed to serve at least 5 years in prison and must pay restitution of $1.4 million -- $100,000 per victim.  And he must register as a sex offender.

Part of Fogle's punishment ... he can't possess obscene materials, he must participate in a sexual disorders program, can't have unsupervised meetings with minors, and his computers will be subject to random checks.

Fogle turned himself into the FBI today and he's currently being processed.