Adam Johnson facing five years in jail after being found GUILTY of schoolgirl sex charge

Shamed England footballer Adam Johnson is today facing jail after being found guilty of sexual activity with a child.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 02 March, 2016, 14:58
Adam Johnson has been found guilty of sexual activity with a child, and has been told jail is 'almost inevitable'.

The charge relates to a girl who was 15 at the time indulging in sexual activity with the ex-Sunderland player.

The jury at Bradford Crown Court cleared him of a second similar charge.

Adam Johnson arrives at Bradford Crown Court today.

The 28-year-old had previously admitted one count of sexual activity with a child and a charge of grooming.

Judge Jonathan Rose adjourned the case for sentencing in two to three weeks' time.

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Adam Johnson arrives at Bradford Crown Court today.

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Latest in a line of footballers to be convictedJohnson was granted bail, but his barrister, Orlando Powell QC, said he is under "no illusions to the outcome of this case".

The judge said a custodial sentence is "the almost inevitable outcome".

There was no obvious reaction to the verdict from Johnson, who was sitting in the dock with two security guards.

Judge Rose said his preliminary view was that the case falls into the category of a five-year prison sentence, with a range of four to 10 years.

He said: "The defendant must understand there is a very high probability of a significant custodial sentence."