DC Kimberly Walton reading victim's statement
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Adam Johnson's teenaged victim tells of abuse

The 15-year-old fan who was groomed by former Sunderland footballer Adam Johnson says the last 12 months have been "the hardest year of my life".

Det Con Kimberly Walton read out a statement from the victim following the guilty verdict.

The jury at Bradford Crown Court found Johnson guilty of a charge of sexual touching, but not guilty on a charge relating to another sexual act.

The former Sunderland player had previously admitted grooming the girl and one charge of sexual activity.

  • 02 Mar 2016
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