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Adam Johnson found not guilty of engaging in oral sex with 15-year-old girl

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Johnson arriving at court on Wednesday
Johnson arriving at court on Wednesday

Former Premier League footballer Adam Johnson has been found not guilty of one charge of engaging in sexual activity with a child.

Former Sunderland player Johnson has been cleared of one count of sexual activity with a child.

But the jury at Bradford Crown Court has yet to reach a verdict on a second count of the same charge. Judge Jonathan Rose has said he will accept a majority verdict.

The 28-year-old admitted grooming a 15-year-old girl and sexual activity with the teenager, relating to kissing her in his Range Rover, but denied the two more serious charges of sexual activity with a child, one involving oral sex and another involving digital penetration.

He was cleared of the oral sex charge this afternoon.

The charges against the former Sunderland AFC winger arose from a meeting between Johnson and the girl in his car in County Durham on January 30 last year.