TROUBLING sex offence stories and player news at the Stadium of Light make up the majority of our top ten most-viewed Sunderland stories this week:
1) Teenager had sex with 13-year-old girl at party – then posted pictures of it online
This troubling story of three 15-year-olds taking part in sex acts with a 13-year-old, with one posting pictures of the session online, shocked many readers and attracted hundreds of comments.
2) Oblivious mum left paedophile Sunderland boyfriend alone with her children
This story from last November appeared back in the list most popular articles this week, perhaps due to related events in the news.
It tells the tale of a mother who unknowingly left her paedophile boyfriend alone with her children after he kept his sordid past a secret.
3) Elderly woman fighting for her life after accident involving motorcycle
Thousands of you helped spread the message after police put out a witness appeal over the upsetting accident in Easington Lane.
4) No Sunderland future for N’Diaye
His heroics in rescuing an injured child may have made the news this week, but Alfred N’Diaye will be told his long-term future lies away from Sunderland after the end of his loan spell at Real Betis.
5) Mavrias will get his chance to shine at Sunderland
While his team mates are moved on left, right and centre in the summer clear out, Charis Mavrias looks like he will have a second chance to make the grade at Sunderland next season.
6) Vergini’s Sunderland future set to become clearer
Another Sunderland player, Santiago Vergini, was told answers will soon come over his future at Sunderland as Gus Poyet returns from a well-deserved holiday.
7) Granddad wrongly labelled paedophile in Sunderland smear campaign
John Campbell said he has been the victim of a misdirected hate campaign ever since another Sunderland man, of the same name, was convicted of vile child sex offences in 2006.
8) Cabral set for Sunderland return
Forgotten Cabral is heading back to Sunderland for the pre-season, but looks likely to be off loaded in the summer.
9) No Hull City switch for Sunderland’s Larsson
Rumours that Hull were likely to make a move for Seb Larsson were refuted, despite reports that the FA Cup finalists could hijack Sunderland’s bid to keep the Swede at the Stadium of Light.
10) Di Canio glad to see Sunderland survive
Magnanimous Paolo Di Canio said he was glad to see the Black Cats avoid relegation – and went on to say he had peformed an equal miracle in keeping the club up the previous season.