Adam Johnson insists he's telling truth about under-age sex claims

Sacked Sunderland footballer player Adam Johnson has continued to deny claims of sexual activity with an under-age girl, saying he has already "lost everything".

Wednesday, 24th February 2016, 11:14 am
Updated Wednesday, 24th February 2016, 11:20 am
Adam Johnson arrives at Bradford Crown Court for day nine of his trial.

Johnson entered guilty pleas to charges of meeting a child following sexual grooming, and sexual activity, relating to kissing and cuddling the 15-year-old girl, on the day his trial was due to start.

Over the last two weeks, jurors at Bradford Crown Court have heard evidence claiming that Johnson touched the girl sexually and that she performed a sex act on him.

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But today, in cross examination, Johnson insisted that this was not true and that he has already admitted everything that he's done.

He said: "Admitting that has made me lose everything anyway. I have told the truth."

The 28-year-old, of Castle Eden, County Durham, has told jurors that he did encourage the girl to engage in sexual activity with him, and that he did want to see her naked.

But Kate Blackwell QC, prosecuting, claimed that Johnson was only telling a "little bit of the truth" in the hope that he would get away with the rest of the charges.

The case continues.