Sunderland star Adam Johnson appears in court ahead of sex charge trial

Picture shows footballer Adam Johnson leaves Bradford Crown court after his hearing where he is charged with sexual activity with and grooming of a child October 2 2015. See Ross Parry copy RPYPLAYER :

Picture shows footballer Adam Johnson leaves Bradford Crown court after his hearing where he is charged with sexual activity with and grooming of a child October 2 2015. See Ross Parry copy RPYPLAYER :

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Sunderland and England footballer Adam Johnson is due in court on child sex charges.

Sunderland winger Adam Johnson has appeared in court on allegations of sexual activity with a 15-year-old girl.

Picture shows footballer Adam Johnson leaves Bradford Crown court after his hearing where he is charged with sexual activity with and grooming of a child October 2 2015. See Ross Parry copy RPYPLAYER :

Picture shows footballer Adam Johnson leaves Bradford Crown court after his hearing where he is charged with sexual activity with and grooming of a child October 2 2015. See Ross Parry copy RPYPLAYER :

The footballer, 28, who has been capped 12 times by the England national team, appeared at Bradford Crown Court, West Yorks this morning dressed in a smart black suit and open collar white shirt.

He only spoke to confirm his name during the hour and a half legal pre-trial review hearing.

Johnson, from Castle Eden, County Durham, pleaded not guilty to three counts of sexual activity with a child and one count of child grooming at a previous hearing at Durham Crown Court.

At the end of the hearing Judge Jonathan Rose bailed Johnson until his trial which is due to begin in February.

England footballer Adam Johnson, 28, arrives at Bradford Crown Court for a pre-trial review for child sex charges. Dave Higgins/PA Wire.

England footballer Adam Johnson, 28, arrives at Bradford Crown Court for a pre-trial review for child sex charges. Dave Higgins/PA Wire.

Picture shows footballer Adam Johnson leaves Bradford Crown court after his hearing where he is charged with sexual activity with and grooming of a child October 2 2015. See Ross Parry copy RPYPLAYER :

Picture shows footballer Adam Johnson leaves Bradford Crown court after his hearing where he is charged with sexual activity with and grooming of a child October 2 2015. See Ross Parry copy RPYPLAYER :