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08/18/2015 07:13 pm ET | Updated Jan 10, 2017

Subway Fires Jared Fogle Ahead Of Expected Child Porn Guilty Plea

Jared Fogle has been fired from Subway amid expectations that he'll plead guilty to child pornography charges this week.

The pitchman is expected to take a plea deal on possession charges, CBS Indy reports. The report comes six weeks after authorities seized electronics and other items from Fogle's home in Zionsville, an affluent Indianapolis suburb.

Citing sources it did not identify, the station said Fogle would enter a plea Wednesday. It also said the U.S. Attorney's Office in Indianapolis planned to hold a news conference Wednesday.

Federal prosecutors released a document Wednesday that alleged Fogle scheduled business trips to accommodate his illicit sexual pursuits, which included buying sex with teens. The documents also said Fogel came into possession of child pornography that had been made by the ex-director of his charitable organization.

The 37-year-old faces one count of traveling to engage in illicit sexual conduct with a minor and one count of distribution and receipt of child pornography, the document said.

Meanwhile, Subway reported on Twitter that it had completely cut ties with Fogle

Subway declined to comment any further to The Huffington Post.

Two months before Fogle's home was raided, authorities arrested the then-executive director of Fogle's foundation on child-porn charges. Russell Taylor, 43, ran the Jared Foundation, which sought to raise awareness about childhood obesity. He was charged with seven counts of production of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography.

Investigators said they discovered a cache of sexually explicit photos and videos Taylor allegedly produced by secretly filming minor children at his home.

After those charges were filed, Fogle issued a statement saying he was shocked by the allegations and was severing all ties with Taylor.

Though Fogle has not been front-and-center in Subway's advertising recently, he had still been acting as a Subway spokesman and appearing at events on the company's behalf.

This story has been updated with details about the charges faced by Fogle.

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