Adam Johnson facing five years in jail after being found GUILTY of schoolgirl sex charge

Adam Johnson has been found guilty of sexual activity with a child, and has been told jail is 'almost inevitable'.

Adam Johnson has been found guilty of sexual activity with a child, and has been told jail is 'almost inevitable'.

Shamed England footballer Adam Johnson is today facing jail after being found guilty of sexual activity with a child.

The charge relates to a girl who was 15 at the time indulging in sexual activity with the ex-Sunderland player.

Adam Johnson arrives at Bradford Crown Court today.

Adam Johnson arrives at Bradford Crown Court today.

The jury at Bradford Crown Court cleared him of a second similar charge.

The 28-year-old had previously admitted one count of sexual activity with a child and a charge of grooming.

Judge Jonathan Rose adjourned the case for sentencing in two to three weeks' time.

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Johnson was granted bail, but his barrister, Orlando Powell QC, said he is under "no illusions to the outcome of this case".

The judge said a custodial sentence is "the almost inevitable outcome".

There was no obvious reaction to the verdict from Johnson, who was sitting in the dock with two security guards.

Judge Rose 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."