Adam Johnson: I wish I'd raped that girl for six years in prison

Mark Lawford
Adam Johnson outside Bradford Crown Court in 2016 - AFP

Former England footballer Adam Johnson has been filmed revealing he wished he had raped the 15-year-old fan he is in prison for sexual activity with.

Johnson was found guilty last year of in relation to meeting up with the besotted girl in his Range Rover in County Durham in January 2015 and having a sexual relationship with her.

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At Bradford Crown Court, Johnson admitted one charge of sexual activity with a child, relating to kissing her. He also admitted a charge of meeting a child with intent following grooming her.

In footage obtained by The Sun on Friday he is seen sitting in what appears to be a laundry room of Moorland Prison, South Yorkshire, when he is asked by someone: “It’s not like you —-ing raped her or owt like that?”

Laughing, he replies: “No, I wish I —-ing did for six years.”

Adam Johnson ended his Premier League career with Sunderland

Last month Johnson lost a challenge for permission to appeal against his conviction and Court of Appeal judges also rejected his bid for a reduction in his six-year jail sentence.

The former Sunderland and Manchester City winger is also heard saying he believes he was brought to court and handed a long sentence because he was in the public eye.

The Ministry of Justice has declined to comment on the footage.

 

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