Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Former Blues Player Admits Grooming Schoolgirl Online ; ?Adam Johnson Admits 'Kissing' but Denies Two Other Charges of Sexual Activity

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Former Blues Player Admits Grooming Schoolgirl Online ; ?Adam Johnson Admits 'Kissing' but Denies Two Other Charges of Sexual Activity

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.. Johnson in his City FORMER City star Adam Johnson has admitted kissing and grooming a schoolgirl online.

The 28 year-old pleaded guilty to one count of sexual activity with a child and one count of grooming.

He was arrested at his home in the North East last March and denied any wrongdoing. But at Bradford Crown Court yesterday, two of the four charges were put to him again.

The winger, who now plays for Sunderland, denies two other charges of sexual activity with a girl aged under 16 and will go on trial tomorrow.

The jury has been told the case could last more than two weeks.

Johnson, who has been capped 12 times for England, appeared in the dock wearing a black suit and white shirt and was flanked by a female prison officer.

Johnson, from Castle Eden, County Durham, had previously seen his case moved to Yorkshire from Durham. …

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