Adam Johnson gets six years jail for under-age sex offence

London: Former England footballer Adam Johnson was sentenced to six years in prison at Bradford Crown Court yesterday for engaging in sexual activity with a 15-year-old fan.

Adam Johnson
Adam Johnson

The former Sunderland and Manchester City star was found guilty of sexual activity with the teenager following an incident in his Range Rover car in County Durham, north-east England, last year.

Johnson, 28, had admitted another charge of sexual activity with a child and grooming the girl. Judge Jonathan Rose, passing sentence, said the victim — who cannot be named for legal reasons — had been a Sunderland fan who would wait after matches to take pictures of her “favourite player”, Johnson, who had known her age.

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