One of the most high-profile cases of the 2010s is getting the true crime treatment. ID has announced that it will be releasing its new three-part series, Jared From Subway: Catching a Monster, on March 6. The series will be available to stream the same day on discovery+.

Honestly, it’s surprising that it’s taken this long for us to get a Jared Fogle doc. In 2015, you couldn’t go anywhere without seeing jaw-dropping headlines or gross jokes about the former Subway spokesperson’s exposed pedophilia. Now we’ll finally get to see in detail exactly how Fogle was removed from his pedestal built on fast food sandwiches.

What Did Jared From Subway Do? What Is the Jared Fogle Subway Scandal?

It’s hard to underscore how big of a deal Jared Fogle was in the 2000s. He first came to public attention in 1999 when his former roommate wrote an article claiming that Fogle lost 245 pounds by exercising and eating a diet of Subway sandwiches. That story was later covered by Men’s Health before Subway took notice. And once the restaurant chain became involved, you couldn’t escape Jared Fogle.

Often sporting a pair of his old oversized pants, Fogle became an advertising staple. He appeared in more than 300 Subway commercials and would make in-store appearances. Fogle became such a pop culture force that he made appearances at WWE, in the Sharknado franchise, and had his very own episode of South Park — unofficial proof that he was a phenomenon. This success led to the creation of the Jared Fogle Foundation in 2004, which provided educational programs and tools to raise awareness about childhood obesity. That nonprofit would become sinister in hindsight.

Fogle was ultimately exposed as a pedophile thanks to the work of one journalist and mother. That’s the story ID’s new docuseries will be telling. Rochelle Herman-Walrond alerted the Sarasota Police Department shortly after she met Fogle at a school health event, stating that the Subway spokesperson had made lewd comments to her middle school-aged girls. For the next four years, she befriended Fogle, taking care to record the disturbing comments he made and save his texts. At first, the FBI was unable to pursue a case against Fogle. That changed once they discovered that another person they were investigating for child pornography — Russell Taylor — had traded sexually explicit photos of children with Fogle.

Taylor was the director of the Jared Fogle Foundation and was arrested for child exploitation, possession of child pornography, and voyeurism in 2015. The FBI arrested Fogle months later on distribution and receipt of child pornography charges. Subway ended its relationship with Fogle on the day of his arrest. It was also uncovered that Fogle told at least one Subway franchisee, Cindy Mills, that he sexually abused children ranging from ages nine to 16.

Legal descriptions of Fogle’s crimes don’t portray how horrifying his texts were. An appeal to reduce his sentence was denied due to a message from Fogle stating he would “pay you big for a 14 or 15-year-old.” He also once wrote “underage girls are what I crave” while also expressing interest in underage boys. This is a true crime case that only gets darker the more you learn about it.

What Were Jared From Subway’s Charges?

Fogle was formally sentenced to one count of distribution and receipt of child pornography and one of traveling to engage in illicit sexual conduct with a minor. Thanks to a plea agreement, he was sentenced to 15 years and 8 months in prison instead of the possible 50 years he was facing. Additionally, Fogle agreed to pay $1.4 million in restitution, which translated to $100,000 for each of his victims. .

He wasn’t the only one who served time for these crimes. Shortly after his arrest, Russell Taylor attempted suicide but survived. He ultimately pled guilty to child exploitation, possession of child pornography, and voyeurism and was sentenced to 27 years in prison.