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BREAKING: Adam Johnson Sentenced

BREAKING: Adam Johnson Sentenced

Former footballer Adam Johnson today found out his sentence after being guilty of grooming and two acts of sexual activity with a child. The former Sunderland player heard his sentence at Bradford Crown Court this morning.

Johnson's trial finished earlier this month and was found not guilty of one offence of sexual activity with a child whilst he was found guilty of another and plead guilty to a third and one for grooming.

Johnson was sacked by Sunderland at the beginning of the trial when he changed his plea from not guilty to guilty.

The 28 year-old has been sentenced to 6 years in prison.

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After being found guilty on March 2nd the judge allowed Johnson three weeks bail until his sentencing saying: "I am giving bail so you can say goodbye to your baby daughter, and anticipate a prison sentence that means you will not see her for some time."

Johnson's representative revealed that his client would be appealing his conviction:

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Before the sentencing the judge read out a statement from the mother of the victim: "Not only has my family been affected, but so are Adam Johnson's. We take no satisfaction in seeing that affect it has had on his family, and on football fans. As her mother I have felt powerless to defend or speak out for her."

The court also heard from the prosecutor:

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A Priory psychologist, Dr Philip Hopley, was brought in by the defence and had this to say of the former footballer:





Topics: Police, Football, Adam Johnson

Ryan Sidle

Ryan is a writer for SPORTbible. He covers all sport from football, formula one, cricket, rugby, tennis, athletics, mma and wrestling. He obviously hates YOUR football team and has no interest in synchronised swimming.

 

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