Adam Johnson is set to be jailed today for engaging in sexual activity with a besotted 15-year-old fan.
The disgraced former England, Sunderland and Manchester City footballer was told by a judge he faced a “substantial prison sentence” after he was found guilty of one offence of sexual activity with a child by a jury at Bradford Crown Court earlier this month.
The winger had already admitted another count of the same offence and also grooming the girl, who idolised the former Sunderland and Manchester City player.
Judge Jonathan Rose told the 28-year-old: “You can say goodbye to your daughter.
“A prison sentence will mean you will not see her for some time.”
Judge Rose told the player – who earned £60,000-a-week with Sunderland – his preliminary view was that the case falls into the category of a five-year prison sentence with a possible range of four to 10 years.