Adam Johnson loses appeal against child sex conviction

Soccer player was jailed for six years for engaging in sexual activity with a fan (15)

Soccer player Adam Johnson has lost an appeal against his conviction for child sex offences. File  photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Soccer player Adam Johnson has lost an appeal against his conviction for child sex offences. File photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

 

Soccer player Adam Johnson has lost an appeal against his conviction for child sex offences, according to his sister.

The winger’s sister Faye posted a message on Twitter, which said: “Absolutely devastated that the single judge has rejected my brother’s appeal against sentence and conviction.

“But I can assure every supporter that it has made me stronger and I will never give up.”

Former England star Johnson was jailed for six years for engaging in sexual activity with a 15-year-old fan.

The 28-year-old’s trial at Bradford Crown Court heard that he had kissed and touched the girl in his Range Rover in a secluded spot in Durham.

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