It was announced last week that Subway spokesman Jared Fogle, accused of distributing child pornography and traveling to solicit sex with a minor, would pay $100,000 to 14 of his victims ($1.4 million total) as a part of his plea deal. It is very rare that victims of sexual assault receive that kind of remuneration, Carrie Goldberg, who handles litigation in sexual consent cases, told The Huffington Post. “We just don’t have very many cases where, number one, the offender has resources for the victim to go after,” Goldberg explained. “But, number two, where a victim is comfortable suing the offender. You know, there are a lot of reasons why it’s very difficult.” The payout was a criminal requirement for Fogle, which means his victims could still sue him in civil court to seek further compensation.
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