Jury Finds Ex-Sutherland Player, Adam Johnson, Guilty of Sex Charge
Former Sutherland player, Adam Johnson has been found guilty of sex charge by the jury at Bradford Crown Court, he was guilty on the charge of sexual touching, but not guilty on a charge relating to another sexual act.
Johnson had before, admitted grooming the girl and one charge of sexual activity.
Judge Jonathan Rose warned Johnson he faces jail and told him to “say goodbye to your daughter”.
Adam Johnson’s victim claimed in her written statement that she had “lost all her confidence”. She also said she had been through the “hardest year” of her life.
She said meeting her hero at first felt “surreal” but she now feels “used and let down” by Johnson.
She said: “I have had to face so much abuse after he claimed his innocence and I was made out to be a liar.
“What happened in his car has turned my life upside down.
“There are people who have made assumptions about me and this has been hard to deal with… Him being found guilty shows everyone I was telling the truth.”
The judge said his preliminary view was that the case falls into the category of a five-year prison sentence with a range of four to 10 years.
He said: “The defendant must understand there is a very high probability of a significant custodial sentence.”
The judge told Johnson he would be released on bail so he could get his “affairs in order”.
He said: “You can say goodbye to your daughter. A prison sentence will mean you will not see her for some time.”
Johnson, 28, was emotionless as the verdicts were delivered. He was granted bail until his sentencing, which is due to take place in two to three weeks.