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Adam Johnson was arrested over extreme pornography

Adam Johnson's jailing means it can now be reported the former England footballer was also arrested for possessing extreme pornography.

Images, thought to be of a "jokey nature" but bestiality-related, were found on his computer.

The arrest was mentioned in hearings at Durham Crown Court prior to Johnson's trial for engaging in sexual activity with a 15-year-old girl.

The ex-Sunderland winger has been jailed for six years for engaging in sexual activity with a besotted 15-year-old fan. Credit: PA Wire

Durham Police confirmed he has now been released from his bail in relation to the extreme pornography matter and no further action will be taken.

The pre-trial hearings also heard how police found medicines in a safe when Johnson was arrested which indicated he may have been suffering from sexually transmitted infections.

Adam Johnson driven from court after six-year jailing

Disgraced footballer Adam Johnson has left Bradford Crown Court after being jailed for six years for engaging in sexual activity with a 15-year-old girl.

Three photographers attempted to capture the former England footballer as the van understood to be carrying him left Bradford Crown Court.

The former Sunderland and Manchester City winger was found guilty of sexual activity with the teenager following an incident in his Range Rover in County Durham last year.

He admitted another charge of sexual activity with a child and grooming the girl.

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Adam Johnson trial had a 'devastating effect' on victim

The Adam Johnson trial had a "devastating effect" on his victim, the Crown Prosecution Service said after he was jailed for six years.

The former Sunderland player "exploited a young star-struck fan, actively grooming her over a number of months in single-minded pursuit of his own sexual gratification", the CPS added.

He gave no thought to this girl’s interests or welfare during that time or at any point since, repeatedly denying any wrongdoing for nearly 11 months until his trial began.

We should all be clear that there is only one victim in this case, the 15-year-old girl he sexually assaulted.

This situation had a devastating effect on the young victim and it is my sincere hope that she and her family will be granted the respect and space they deserve, to recover and rebuild their lives.

– Gerry Wareham, CPS Chief Crown Prosecutor for the North East

Adam Johnson jailed for six years for child sex offence

Former Sunderland player Adam Johnson

Adam Johnson has been jailed for six years at Bradford Crown Court for engaging in sexual activity with a 15-year-old girl.

Johnson, 28, showed no emotion as he was sentenced at Bradford Crown Court by Judge Jonathan Rose.

Johnson has also been ordered to sign the Sex Offenders' Register and ordered to pay £50,000 costs of the prosecutions £67,132 case.

The former Sunderland and Manchester City winger was found guilty of sexual activity with the teenager following an incident in his Range Rover in County Durham last year.

He admitted another charge of sexual activity with a child and grooming the girl.

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