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Adam Johnson found guilty and could be jailed for up to 10 years

5 years ago
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The Adam Johnson trial has ended today.

Sunderland had already sacked Adam Johnson after his guilty pleas to charges of grooming and sexual activity with a child at the onset of the trial.

Wednesday (today) saw the conclusion though of the trial lasting over two weeks on two more serious charges.

Johnson was cleared on one charge but then convicted of the second, after the judge said he would accept a majority verdict – the jury finding him guilty by 10-2.

The day to day coverage has been excellent from @CraigHope_DM and @JoshHalliday who were covering the case each day for the Mail and Guardian respectively and you can visit their Twitter accounts for more details of what happened in court today in Bradford.

Due to the two earlier guilty pleas and the guilty verdict on one of the charges today, the judge told Adam Johnson that it is ‘almost inevitable’ he will face a custodial sentence and the range is likely to be between four and ten years in jail according to Judge Rose.

That sentence to be decided at a later date.

Adam Johnson’s counsel has said that they will appeal against the guilty verdict reached today.

 

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