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