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Adam Johnson arrested on suspicion of under-aged sex

2015-03-02 19:26:26

Adam Johnson
Adam Johnson signed for Sunderland in August 2012

England and Sunderland footballer Adam Johnson has been arrested on suspicion of having sex with a 15-year-old girl.

Durham Police said a 27-year-old had been arrested earlier on suspicion of sexual activity with a girl under 16, and remained in police custody.

Sunderland FC said he had been suspended while police investigations were ongoing.

News of the arrest of a Premier League footballer was revealed earlier in The Sun newspaper.

The Sunderland-born winger has also played for Middlesbrough and Manchester City, and represented his country 12 times.

Source: bbc.co.uk

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