Jared Fogel, a former spokesman for Subway, will accept a plea bargain in his child pornography case. According to ABC News, Subway claims an investigative team conducted a thorough examination. They went through millions of comments that came into the Subway customer service center over the past four years. The result of their findings showed one complaint leveled against Jared Fogel.. The complaint that was sent in, in 2011, termed as “serious,” came from a former Florida journalist. Unfortunately, the journalist did not mention anything about sex, or criminal activity in the complaint. Subway admits that they did not act upon the complaint at that time like they should have. An investigation team for Subway extensively reviewed over one million comments that came into their customer service stemming from past years. A spokesperson for Subway said, “Since 2011, the company has strengthened its processes for reviewing and escalating customer comments, complaints, and inquiries. Improvements are ongoing and include better tracking and follow-up systems as well as newer technologies to help better manage processes.”
However, there is a discrepancy in their statement according to Us Weekly. Cindy Mills apparently alerted three different people in Subway’s advertising branch that Jared Fogel had an unnatural interest in minors years ago. Cindy, a former Subway franchise owner, claims that Subway did nothing about her concerns. Subway claims that they never received a complaint from Cindy, not even in their investigations. As part of a plea bargain deal, he pled guilty to one count of distribution and receipt of child pornography and one count of travel to engage in illicit sexual conduct with a minor. TMZ reports that his plea deal has other convicted sex offenders furious. One convicted sex offender, Thomas S. Ford wrote a letter to the judge to air his concerns. He told the judge of the injustice to others of Jared’s slap on the wrist sentencing in his letter to that judge. He called Jared’s plea deal “ludicrous.” He said it was a “slap in the face” to the victims, and other sex offenders convicted on less serious charges and received a longer jail sentence than Jared is facing. Thomas S. Ford was convicted of trading child pornography over the internet and is serving a 16.5-year sentence in a Miami jail.
Thomas S. Ford claims that Jared had at least 14 underage victims and he went across state lines to carry out his sexual desires. Jared is only looking at serving 5 to 12.5 years in jail. Thomas would like to see Jared receive 30 years in jail for his crimes. The victims should get some justice from the things that Jared did to them, and the countless children who were made to do porn for his viewing pleasure. What do you think about the mishandled complaint sent in by the Florida Journalist and the lost complaint sent in by Cindy Mills? Were they deliberately mishandled or lost? And what about Thomas S. Ford’s letter to the judge? Should Jared Fogle receive a longer sentence and bigger punishment because he physically engaged himself in the sexual acts with young girls by crossing state lines? Do you agree with his stand on the matter? Post your thoughts in the comments section below.