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England footballer Adam Johnson pleads guilty to child sex charge

England footballer Adam Johnson has pleaded guilty to one count of sexual activity with a child.

The 28-year-old Sunderland winger continues to deny two charges of sexual activity with a girl aged under 16.

The footballer, who has earned 12 caps for his country, has previously denied three counts of sexual activity with a child and one count of grooming.

This morning he admitted one count of sexual activity with a child and one count of grooming. He denied two further charges.

The defendant, from Castle Eden, County Durham, had his case moved from Durham.

Born in Sunderland, he began his career at Middlesbrough before moving to Manchester City and then to Sunderland for £10 million in 2012.

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