Court Docs: Jared Fogle, ex-Subway spokesman contacted prostitutes in Richmond

Court Docs: Jared Fogle, ex-Subway spokesman contacted prostitutes in Richmond

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Former Subway spokesman Jared Fogle contacted prostitutes in Richmond in order to solicit sex from minors, according to court documents.

Documents revealed that Fogle "repeatedly discussed with numerous prostitutes in other places, including Richmond Virginia...his interest in paying them a finder's fee to provide him with access to minors for commercial sex acts."

According to iPowerRichmond, Fogle visited Thomas Jefferson High School in 2012 for the "W8 2 TXT" campaign.

Fogle will plead guilty to charges of having sex with a minor and receiving child pornography, according to his attorney Wednesday.


Jared Fogle petition to enter plea

Experts say there are warning signs parents can look out for, so they don't have to become the next victim of a child predator.

"Trust your gut as a parent," says Linda Saltonstall, director of clinical services at St. Joseph's Villa.

According to Richmond SCAN, 12 percent of abused children in the Richmond area are also victims of sexual abuse.   Saltonstall says there are signs a child may be dealing with sexual abuse including: dramatically changing groups of friends , becoming withdrawn and secretive and even running away from home.

"Be sure that how you  speak is gentle and in such a way that conveys your love for them, your concern for them because you don't want them to feel like it's their fault," she said.

If you think a child you know is being abused, call police.  Other resources include:

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