Mar 022016
Footballer guilty of child sex charge
Adam Johnson arriving at Bradford Crown CourtImage copyright PA
Image caption The former Sunderland footballer was arrested in March last year

Ex-England footballer Adam Johnson has been found guilty of one count of sexual activity with a girl aged 15.

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

The former Sunderland player previously admitted grooming the girl and one charge of sexual activity but denied two more serious counts.

The jury heard Johnson met up with the girl on 30 January 2015 after agreeing to sign football shirts for her.

The player admitted kissing the teenager but told the jury the encounter in his Range Rover “went no further”.

But the girl told the court the former winger “put his hands down her pants” and she performed an oral sex act on him.

Johnson was found not guilty on charge relating to the oral sex claim but the jury found him guilty of sexual touching.

The jury deliberated since Tuesday morning after a two-week trial.

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