Katie Fogle filed for divorce the same day her husband pleaded guilty to charges of sex with minors and possession of child porn

By Tara Fowler
Updated August 20, 2015 03:10 PM
Credit: Sarasota Observer

Jared Fogle’s wife Katie officially filed for divorce from her husband of five years on the same day the ex-Subway spokesman agreed to plead guilty to charges of sex with minors and possession of child pornography.

In documents obtained by PEOPLE, a lawyer for Katie requests that the couple’s relationship be dissolved, citing “an irretrievable breakdown of the marriage.”

On Wednesday, Fogle admitted that he had sex with at least two minors and obtained child pornography of 12 other children as young as 6 years old, according to federal court documents.

That day, Katie released a statement announcing that she planned to seek a divorce. “Obviously, I am extremely shocked and disappointed by the recent developments involving Jared,” she said. “I am in the process of seeking a dissolution of the marriage.

“My focus is exclusively on the well-being of my children. Neither I nor my family will have any further comment on the matter. I appreciate respect for my family’s privacy during this difficult time.”

Fogle’s crimes first began in 2007 and continued through June 2013, the federal court documents state.

During that time, Fogle welcomed two children with Katie, born in 2011 and 2013 respectively, according to divorce papers filed by Katie’s attorney, James A. Reed.

Subway severed ties with Fogle back in July when authorities first raided his Indiana home. On Wednesday, the company issued a statement on Facebook calling his behavior “inexcusable.”

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