Footballer Adam Johnson arrested on suspicion of sex with under-age girl
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
English footballer has been arrested on suspicion of having sex with a girl under the age of 16. Johnson, who currently plays for , was arrested yesterday morning at his home. Police confirmed they had arrested a "27-year-old man [...] on suspicion of sexual activity with a girl under 16."
A neighbour of Johnson's spoke tonewspaper about the arrest. They said "All the main activity was between 9.15am and 9.35am. Three undercover cars and a scenes of crime van arrived. As far as I know he lives there with his girlfriend".
He was due to travel with his club to faceon Tuesday night in the . However since the news of his arrest broke Sunderland AFC have released a statement confirming his suspension. The club said "Sunderland AFC has confirmed Adam Johnson has been suspended from the club, pending the outcome of a police investigation."
Johnson has made 105 appearances for Sunderland having previously played for, , and . He has represented on 12 occasions and scored two goals for the national team. He last played for the England National Team in 2012.
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