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​Sunderland star admits child sex charge

Sunderland's Adam Johnson has pleaded guilty to one count of sexual activity with a child and one charge of grooming.

Appearing at Bradford Crown Court, the Sunderland winger also denied two charges of sexual activity with a girl aged under 16.

The 28-year-old from Castle Eden, County Durham, who has 12 England caps, was arrested in March 2015.

His case is due to be formally opened on Friday.

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