Adam Johnson ‘wanted schoolgirl to send naked Snapchat selfies’


Adam Johnson

Adam Johnson (Picture: Peter Byrne/PA Wire)

Adam Johnson has admitted he wanted the schoolgirl to send naked pictures of herself on Snapchat.

Today the jury has heard the former Sunderland footballer asked for ‘naughty Snapchats’, reports the Chronicle.

Johnson is being cross-examined after he gave his defence yesterday.

Yesterday Johnson said that intimate photos of his nether regions found on his phone had been taken to ‘show to the doctor’.

MORE: Don’t panic, but Google’s ‘Terminator’ robot can now open doors on its own

Footballer Adam Johnson arrives at Bradford Crown Court where he is accused of sexual activity with a child. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday February 24, 2016. Johnson has admitted grooming and sexual activity with a child. He denies two further charges of sexual activity with a child. See PA story COURTS Johnson. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

(Picture: Peter Byrne/PA Wire)

As he delivered evidence at the trial, the Sunderland winger was quizzed about a photo of his penis, taken on his phone in August 2013.

Orlando Pownall QC, defending Johnson, said: ‘It is not being suggested that this picture was taken for fun or that you were going to send it to someone?

Johnson replied: ‘No.’

Pownall then quizzed Johnson why he had taken a photo of ‘his nether regions’, before the footballer said it was ‘to show the doctor.’

Johnson also admitted knowing that the teenage girl who he stands accused of having sexual activity with, was 15 years old ‘pretty much as soon as we started talking’.

He said: ‘When I first saw her at games, like, I got to know her and saw her more.’

Johnson has pleaded guilty to grooming and kissing a 15-year-old schoolgirl, but has denied two more serious charges of sexual activity.

MORE: P***ed off rhino rams tourists invading his personal space