IN--Victims applaud Fogle sentencing
For immediate release: Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015
Does 15 years in prison for ex-Subway pitchman Jared Fogle seem harsh? If so, consider this: “police say they reviewed nearly 160,000 text messages, more than 27,000 emails, and tens of thousands of videos and images.” Judge Tanya Walton Pratt is right: “The level of perversion and lawlessness exhibited by Mr. Fogle is extreme.”
We’re glad for this sentence. We’re also glad that Fogle has voluntarily paid some damages to his victims and wish more predators would do this.
But we’re especially glad that, for years, he won’t have the chance to hurt any more kids. And we’re grateful that his courageous victims cooperated with law enforcement.
We suspect there are others who were assaulted by Fogle who are still trapped in shame, silence, confusion and self-blame. We hope they summon the strength to step forward, get help, expose wrongdoers and start healing.
Finally, we’re struck by lawyers who claim the predators they represent “have already lost it all” and should thus get leniency in court. What a disingenuous claim. How spouses, friends, employers and others treat a predator has no bearing on how predators should be dealt with in court.
(SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, is the world’s oldest and largest support group for clergy abuse victims. SNAP was founded in 1988 and has more than 20,000 members. Despite the word “priest” in our title, we have members who were molested by religious figures of all denominations, including nuns, rabbis, bishops, and Protestant ministers. Our website is SNAPnetwork.org)
Contact - David Clohessy (314-566-9790 cell, firstname.lastname@example.org, SNAPclohessy@aol.com), Barbara Dorris (314-503-0003 cell, bdorris@SNAPnetwork.org), Barbara Blaine (312-399-4747, email@example.com)
Jared Fogle, Ex-Subway Pitchman, Gets 15 Years in Prison for Child Porn Charges
by ERIK ORTIZ and NICK BOGERT
Former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle was sentenced to over 15 years behind bars Thursday for child porn and sex crime charges — after tearfully telling the judge he wants to become a "good, honest person."
"I want to redeem my life," Fogle, his voice cracking with emotion as he wiped his eyes, told an Indianapolis courtroom during his sentencing.
Fogle was sentenced to 188 months each after pleading guilty to one count of traveling to engage in sexual conduct with a minor and one count of receiving child pornography. He will serve . . .
50 State AG Call for Grand Jury
Any investigation must be:
- independent of and separate from the church
- must have subpoena powers and ability to compel testimony under oath
Anything short of these criteria is a sham and whitewash.
In addition, write letters to the editor, make phone calls to politicians as they can apply pressure to keep them responsive to our demand. We need to make efforts to ensure that they follow up on what the state is doing to investigate these crimes.
The Attorneys General of forty states have inquired about the grand jury process in Pennsylvania. Let's get statewide investigations going in fifty states.
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