England and Sunderland footballer Adam Johnson today pleaded guilty in court to two charges of sexual activity with a child and child grooming.
The alleged sexual offences were said to have taken place in January 2015 at two locations in County Durham. He denied two other charges of sexual activity with an underage girl after arriving at Bradford Crown Court this morning with his girlfriend Stacey Flounders.
The Former Man City winger, 26, initially denied all four charges leveled against him but has now admitted to two out of the four charges. Child grooming is the act of befriending and establishing an emotional connection with a child, and sometimes the family, to lower the child’s inhibitions for child sexual abuse.
His girlfriend Stacy Flounders who had a baby for him just few weeks before he was initially arrested has stood by the footballer ever since the allegations were made against him and followed him to court today.
The player was initially suspended by Sunderland in the wake of his arrest, with many calling for him to be sacked by the club, but he was then allowed to return to the team.