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Sunderland footballer Adam Johnson admits child sex charge

2016-02-10 13:01:05

Adam JohnsonThe winger denies two charges of sexual activity with a girl aged under 16

Footballer Adam Johnson has pleaded guilty to one count of sexual activity with a child, but denied two other charges.

Appearing at Bradford Crown Court, the 28-year-old admitted one count of sexual activity with a child and one count of grooming.

The Sunderland winger, who has played 12 times for England, denies two charges of sexual activity with a girl aged under 16.

Mr Johnson, from Castle Eden, County Durham, was arrested in March 2015.

Born in Sunderland, he began his career at Middlesbrough before moving to Manchester City and then to Sunderland for £10m in 2012.

Source: bbc.co.uk

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