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Ex-Subway pitchman Jared Fogle gets 15.6 years in child exploitation case

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Former Subway spokesman Jared Fogle was sentenced Thursday 188 months -- or 15.6 years -- in prison as part of a child exploitation case.

Fogle pleaded guilty to one count each of travelling to engage in illicit sexual conduct with a minor and distribution and receipt of child pornography.

Fogle said Thursday at his sentencing hearing in Indianapolis that he can't undo the past but will do everything he can to be a better man and father when he gets out of prison.

During a tearful statement, Fogle called his own conduct "horrible" and said he went from being a person with strong values to one who was deceptive and self-centered.

"I have become dependent on alcohol, pornography and prostitutes," Fogle said. "Not a day will go by where I won't think of (the victims). I hope the restitution will help in their lives."

In Fogle's plea deal, his lawyers agreed not to seek a sentence of less than five years in prison and prosecutors agreed to recommend a sentence of no more than 12½ years behind bars. He also paid $1.4 million to 14 minor victims in the case.

"It is my intent to learn from these experiences so that I never, ever do these things again," he said.

But U.S. District Judge Tanya Walton Pratt could have sentenced Fogle to up to 50 years in prison.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.