Adam Johnson Found Guilty Of Child Sex Charge, Told To Expect Prison Sentence Of ‘At Least Four Years’

Chris Wright

2nd, March 2016



The jury hath spoken. Adam Johnson has been found guilty of one count of sexual activity with a child.

The disgraced ex-Sunderland winger had previously pleaded guilty to grooming a 15-year-old girl and one charge of sexual activity with her.

According to the BBC, Johnson was cleared over an oral sex claim but convicted him by a 10-2 majority on the charge of ‘sexual touching’.

The judge presiding over the case reportedly told Johnson that there is a “very high possibility” he will now serve a custodial (i.e, prison) sentence of anything up to 10 years, starting at four.

Sunderland have released a detailed statement to explain their position amid the furore, after attracting a certain amount of ire for allowing Johnson to continue playing for them after he was initially charged.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    And why shouldn’t have Sunderland allowed him to keep playing after being initially charged? He had not yet submitted a plea or been found guilty. Isn’t that the way it’s supposed to work: innocent until proven guilty. Or is the accusation enough to sack someone on the spot? (Mind you, it probably helps that he was a valueable and important asset to the club and not a minimum wage megastore worker).

  2. Anonymous says:

    4 year sentence, cut in half for good behaviour, cut in half again for being the first time offence of a wealthy celebrity – he’ll be home in time for xmas!

  3. Ron says:

    Grooming or groping? The first sounds worse!

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