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

Chris Wright

2nd, March 2016

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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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