- Johnson was arrested at his home last March.
- The player refuses to accept two charges put against him, but pleads guilty to two others.
Johnson attended Bradford Crown Court – after the case was moved from Durham – following allegations of sexual activity with a 15-year-old girl. The player had originally denied three counts of sexual activity with a child and one count of grooming.
That all changed today. The 28-year-old pleaded guilty to one count of sexual activity with a child and one count of grooming.
He was accompanied by partner Stacey Flounders, who gave birth to their child 7 weeks before the player was arrested.
The maximum penalty for a crime of this nature can be 10 years, or as low as 6 months. Obviously this is complete conjecture which ignores the contextual variability found in a crime of this nature.
If you wanted a sample of the type of debate this has ignited, look no further than Facebook. Remember to wear some waders because you’re going to be knee deep in BS.
The exact details of the case are yet to be revealed, no doubt people have already formed opinions of what the player does or doesn’t deserve. I leave that to you.