When will Adam Johnson be sentenced?

Last week, Adam Johnson was convicted of a charge of sexual activity with a child, following a trial lasting more than two weeks at Bradford Crown Court.

Tuesday, 8th March 2016, 10:40 am
Updated Tuesday, 8th March 2016, 10:46 am
Adam Johnson's mugshot, from when he was arrested by Durham Police on suspicion of child sex offences.

The 28-year-old winger, who played for Sunderland at the time of the offences, and has 12 caps for England, had already entered guilty pleas to kissing and grooming a 15-year-old girl.

Now, the world is waiting, and will be watching as Johnson is sentenced for all three crimes at the same court.

Last week as the verdict was returned, Judge Jonathan Rose told the court that Johnson, who has been released on bail, will be sentenced in the next two or three weeks.

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It is likely that Johnson, who was also cleared of a further charge by the jury, will face a jail sentence, with Judge Rose warning the footballer that it is "almost inevitable".

He also told the 28-year-old, of Castle Eden, County Durham, that he was being granted bail to "say goodbye to your daughter".

The starting point for the dad-of-one's offending is five years - but Judge Rose said that the range was between four and 10 years.