Adam Johnson trial LIVE ExEngland football star “wanted to see girl naked”


As day nine of the trial gets underway, the father-of-one admitted he was looking forward to receiving a “naughty” photo from the schoolgirl. 

The 28-year-old denies two charges of sexual activity with a child under 16, but has already admitted one similar charge and one of grooming. 

The court heard Johnson and the girl exchanged more than 800 messages and kissed in his Range Rover on January 30 last year. 

Johnson told the jury: “I was looking forward to a naughty Snapchat pic but had no intention of ever seeing her again.”

Prosecutor Kate Blackwell QC said: “Did you want a rude snapchat?”

Johnson replied: “I wouldn”t have said no” before admitting he wanted to see her naked. 


Today the jury was shown a photo of Johnson in the bath and heard he told his girlfriend Stacey Flounders to “get off my case” following an encounter with the schoolgirl, then aged 15. 

Yesterday Johnson took to the stand for the second time telling Bradford Crown Court his world was “turned upside down” when he was arrested for sexual activity with the teenage girl.

The court has heard the pair exchanged telephone numbers and messages for a number of weeks before meeting in January last year for Johnson to sign a Sunderland shirt for the girl.

Johnson had described how the WhatsApp messages became “flirty” and “inappropriate” before a second meeting on January 30.

The footballer was arrested at the home he shares with Stacey Flounders in Castle Eden, Co Durham.

The trial continues. 

More to follow…