Adam Johnson's appeal against child sex charges rejected
Footballer Adam Johnson has lost an appeal against his conviction for child sex offences, according to his sister.
The disgraced winger's sister Faye posted a message on Twitter, saying: "Absolutely devastated that the single judge has rejected my brother's appeal against sentence and conviction.
"But I can assure every supporter that it has made me stronger and I will never give up."
Former England star Johnson was jailed for six years for engaging in sexual activity with a besotted 15-year-old fan.
The 28-year-old's trial at Bradford Crown Court heard that he had kissed and sexually touched the girl in his Range Rover, in a secluded spot in County Durham.