Adam Johnson signed for Sunderland in August 2012
England and Sunderland footballer Adam Johnson has been charged with three offences of sexual activity with a child under 16.
The 27-year-old, from Castle Eden, County Durham, was initially arrested on 2 March.
He has also been charged with one offence of grooming. Durham Police had previously extended his bail for five weeks.
He will appear before Peterlee Magistrates' Court on 20 May.