English Footballer Adam Johnson Sentenced to 6 Year Jail term for Sexual Activity with a 15-Year Old

BRADFORD, ENGLAND - MARCH 02: Footballer Adam Johnson leaves Bradford Crown Court on day fourteen of the trial where he was found guilty of one count of child sexual assault charges on March 2, 2016 in Bradford, England. The former Sunderland FC midfielder, 28, from Castle Eden, County Durham, had already admitted one charge of sexual activity with a child and one charge of child grooming. (Photo by Nigel Roddis/Getty Images)

BRADFORD, ENGLAND – MARCH 02: Footballer Adam Johnson leaves Bradford Crown Court on day fourteen of the trial where he was found guilty of one count of child sexual assault charges on March 2, 2016 in Bradford, England. The former Sunderland FC midfielder, 28, from Castle Eden, County Durham, had already admitted one charge of sexual activity with a child and one charge of child grooming. (Photo by Nigel Roddis/Getty Images)

The 28-year old ex-England international has been sentenced to serve six year jail term on Thursday afternoon at Bradford Crown Court for grooming and sexual activity with a 15-year old.

Justice Jonathan Rose while delivering the judgment has said that what the former Sunderland winger did was “an abuse of trust” saying he is “trusted by young fans to behave properly”

He said: “She had only just turned 15 when you began grooming her, because, as you were to admit, you found her sexually attractive.”

Adam Johnson who last month admitted kissing the minor in his Range Rover in January 2015 after he had groomed her using social media app was also “engaged in frequent sexual intercourse with multiple partners” according to the Judge.

Restrictions have now been lifted that prevented it being reported that, when Johnson was arrested, police found medicines in a safe indicating he may have been suffering from sexually transmitted infections.

The shamed footballer who lost his Adidas support, and whose girlfriend reportedly broke up with him recently has been transported to spend his first night in prison.

Source: BBC | Photo Credit: Nigel Roddis/Getty Images

15 Comments on English Footballer Adam Johnson Sentenced to 6 Year Jail term for Sexual Activity with a 15-Year Old
  • bruno March 24, 2016 at 9:58 pm

    heterosexuals are the biggest filthiest sexual predators of all time. tufia

  • marlvina March 24, 2016 at 10:30 pm

    And Yunusa almost had his way with Ese. Thank God for the media.

  • Paulette March 24, 2016 at 10:54 pm

    A nation that works and protects it’s minors. Not here where we play the blame game and victim shame. Going away for 6yrs for making out, here they will abduct, get the minor pregnant and you would hear ‘the girl don tear eye before’

  • Anon March 25, 2016 at 12:55 am

    He also had animal porn on his hard drive. Paedophilia, bestiality…

    • onnari,s friend March 25, 2016 at 6:31 am

      Having animal porn on a hard drive is not bestiality neither is it criminal.

  • ElessarisElendil March 25, 2016 at 1:28 am

    Read that people, they didn’t castrate him.

    Guy’s a fool sha, just a plane ticket away were perfectly good hotels where it wasn’t legal. Common senseTM.

  • Tosin March 25, 2016 at 5:40 am

    I know I read this on a UK site…ridiculous, the things that were considered ok to publish about the man – things that are not criminal but offensive to people e.g. consuming porn, the sentencing…

    I’m beginning to form an idea: someone at a high level, e.g. The Pope needs to come out and give guidance to the overzealous moralists of today. If people are masturbating then committing suicide later just out of guilt, if people are murdering one another out of sexual jealousy, people are persecuting OK people out of a sense of by-the-book legalism, the priesthood is still male and still required to be celibate and maybe that is causing undue stress for many people;
    then maybe
    somebody at a high level might be able to explain that look, the general idea is to uplift women, to protect children, to provide for human development, but we must also not witch-hunt, we must have a sense of proportion, we must respect individual rights, and so on.

    As it is now, a lot of people will be laughing about this debacle. They have stressed the poor child that was caught up with him by putting said child in the center of a big-old circus. On the other hand, I guess they have created more space for 15 year olds to stick with their agemates in their adventure seeking and for adults to stick to adults. Whatever. The situation is evolving, but this sentence is not a good thing for freedom, or for common sense.

    • Ewa March 25, 2016 at 9:21 am

      REALLY???????

    • Jennifer March 25, 2016 at 10:27 am

      Normally this kind of thing would rile me up…. Well, I’m in the UK and most people are disappointed that he got only 6 years. It’s frankly only Nigerians that can possibly not see it like that.

      #1 Dear this is the Law. When something is wrong, it’s wrong. And the only way to control society is to bridle wrongdoing and condemn it in all forms. Something naughty but private vs something that’s at someone else’s detrimental are two different things altogether.
      #2 This is no witch hunt. There is also no defamation in this situation because everything published was in public interest. Let his next employer know he’s into bestiality, child abuse, orgies, and having multiple partners while secretly treating for possible STIs. If anything, cases like this show that the law is working and no one is above it ie a great deterrent.
      #3 They kept the girl’s identity anonymous. Even if she’s a “bad gurl” who “wanted it” she’s a CHILD. If a 10 year old sexts him we should let him off abi? An adult and a child have NO business having sexual relations. We should only hope that this becomes more black and white as this in Nigeria.
      #4 Sentimentality has no business with the Law. If we operated more logically and less sentimentally in Nigeria, everything from family to the government would be in order
      #5 Animal porn is wrong for many reasons… But I’ll just lay it down that it’s sick and illegal to tape two creatures having sex without their consent.
      #6 NEVER be a rape apologetic. Or sexual assault. This is often a power game and he took advantage of his status and money to lure a young girl. If it were your own little girl would it be okay for her to date a married footballer at 15?
      #7 This man had a partner and a child. He was seeing a little girl while also having orgies with multiple women, even while pregnant. What of HER feelings
      #8 They found drugs he was taking which show he likely had STIs he was treating. Did his partner know this, like many other Nigerian wives, she’d have just gotten it and suffered like that

    • Tee March 25, 2016 at 10:57 am

      Look the message is clear ;you touch under age girl you go to jail, it is the law.
      pour encourager les autres! or rather to discourage others.
      this is not naija you know, with all his money and fame he still has to pay the price.

    • Ms Geeky 30 March 25, 2016 at 1:16 pm

      Tosin and EllesarisElendil, there really is something wrong with both of you. This not just about differing opinions or this article alone. I have watched and read as you spewed your misogynist diatribe all over article after article on this site but your comments today are a new low even for you. But why am I surprised? Maya Angelou said it -‘When someone shows you who they are, believe them the very first time’. So you Ellesariselendil, Tosin (along with Mr Egghead althpugh he is yet to comment on this post) are misogynists masquerading as intelligentsia and cognoscenti.
      Shame on you all if you cannot condemn the sexual exploitation of a minor in the strongest possible terms but choose to make light of the situation and throw in distracting arguments that are neither here nor there. Awon rape apologists of Nigeria United! Clap for yourselves?

      • Anon March 25, 2016 at 4:09 pm

        You and Jennifer, thank you for being voices of reason. Jennifer touché. When we were discussing this at work you should have seen the way football club season holders went off about this deviant, sick, moron of an entitled being.

  • Tunmi March 25, 2016 at 4:40 pm

    I applaud them not publishing any information about the minor. BUT @Tosin has a point about the extra things that were published. That he has orgies or an STI had nothing to do with this case. It’s akin to asking a rape victim how many partners he or she has had. So @Jennifer, I agree with your points on protecting the minor but here “Let his next employer know he’s into bestiality, child abuse, orgies, and having multiple partners while secretly treating for possible STIs. If anything, cases like this show that the law is working and no one is above it ie a great deterrent.” that is overreaching.

    • TemiT March 25, 2016 at 4:52 pm

      He’s a footballer ie contact sport. His employers should know
      #2 anyone found with child porn, animal porn, or anyone that is a sex offender is often exposed by the government for public safety. Wouldn’t you want to know if you were go to date or hire a paedo or a creep. You think it’s like Nigeria were nothing is on record and you can just hire anybody? Look mehn, for us to be a first world country, we have to stop with the fake ass sentimentality and go HARD on these things. Why are Nigerians always pitying the wrongdoers more than the victims I believe the orgy one was released because he had STIs. Also, for people that he’s been sleeping with AND his partner to know

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