LISTEN: Day 1 of Adam Johnson Trial

Adam Johnson, who has been sacked by Sunderland after he pleaded guilty to a charge of sexual activity with a 15-year-old girl. Picture by: Martin Rickett/PA Wire/Press Association Images.
Adam Johnson, who has been sacked by Sunderland after he pleaded guilty to a charge of sexual activity with a 15-year-old girl. Picture by: Martin Rickett/PA Wire/Press Association Images.

The trial of former Sunderland footballer Adam Johnson started on Friday (12th February) as the 28 year old denies child sex offences.

The winger pleaded guilty to grooming and sexual activity with a 15-year-old on Wednesday.

The footballer, from Castle Eden in County Durham, has denied two further counts of sexual activity with a child and his trial on these charges started Friday.

The prosecution outlined their case to the jury, as Ethan Lowerson-Marshall reports.

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