Shamed footballer Adam Johnson is being sentenced for child sex offences today at Bradford Crown Court.
Johnson, of Castle Eden, was convicted of a serious charge of sexual activity with an underage fan on March 2, following a trial by jury at the same court.
Prior to the trial, the 28-year-old, who played for Sunderland, Manchester City and Middlesbrough, admitted charges of kissing and grooming the same girl, who was 15 at the time of the offences.
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At the conclusion of the trial, Johnson was cleared of a further charge of sexual activity.
Today, he will appear before Judge Jonathan Rose, who presided over the three-week trial, for sentence. The case is listed for 10.30am.
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As the verdict was handed down earlier this month, Judge Rose warned Johnson that a custodial sentence was "almost inevitable" with an anticipated starting point of around five years.
Releasing him on bail, the judge added: "I am giving bail so you can say goodbye to your baby daughter, and anticipate a prison sentence that means you will not see her for some time.”