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Adam Johnson is caught on camera bragging about his crimes



  • Johnson locked up for 6 years in 2016 for engaging in sexual activity with fan, 15
  • In clip filmed in HMP Moorland laundry footballer laughs about his sick crime
  • Inmate points out he did not rape victim, he says 'I wish I f****** did for six year'
  • It is believed video has dashed Johnson's chances of a move to an open prison 

By Alex Matthews For Mailonline

Published: 00:06 BST, 21 April 2017 | Updated: 09:16 BST, 21 April 2017

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Paedophile footballer Adam Johnson has been caught on camera joking about his vile crimes with fellow inmates.

Ex-Premier League star Johnson, 29, was secretly filmed by a fellow prisoner discussing his sexual offences conviction in the laundry room at Category C HMP Moorland in South Yorkshire.

During one particularly shocking moment another inmate points out that the disgraced Sunderland winger did not rape his victim - only for Johnson to reply: 'I wish I f****** did for six years.'

He adds that he 'never even got his c*** out' and makes rude comments about the girl's breasts.

It is believed that the former professional footballer was aiming to move to a lower security open prison, but the leaked video may have destroyed his chances, sources told The Sun. 

Father-of-one Johnson was sentenced to six years in prison in 2016 for grooming and then engaging in sexual activity with a 15-year-old fan. 

The six-minute video could now also harm his hopes of an early release.

Johnson was sentenced to six years in prison in 2016 for grooming and then engaging in sexual activity with a 15-year-old fan
Johnson was sentenced to six years in prison in 2016 for grooming and then engaging in sexual activity with a 15-year-old fan

Johnson was sentenced to six years in prison in 2016 for grooming and then engaging in sexual activity with a 15-year-old fan

In the clip Johnson moans about his harsh treatment and blames his long sentence and charges on the fact that he is a celebrity, reports The Sun .

He tells his fellow prisoners that if he was 'Joe Public' he 'would have got a caution at the police station. They might not even have charged.' 

Johnson then claims that his victim's father would not even have gone to the police if he had not been a professional footballer.  

In the video Johnson also claims that there are people in prison with him that have 's****** 12-year-olds' and got less than 'half the time' that he was sentenced to.

He tells the group that his playing days in England are over because of 'do-gooders' who won't give him a 'second chance'. 

In July last year Johnson, who has a young child, was refused permission to appeal against his conviction and sentence for child sex offences.

He had sought to appeal but a spokesman for the Judicial Office said that had been rejected by the Court of Appeal.

Pictured, disgraced footballer Adam Johnson playing for Sunderland
Pictured, disgraced footballer Adam Johnson playing for Sunderland
Pictured, Adam Johnson arriving at court with his girlfriend Stacey Flounders
Pictured, Adam Johnson arriving at court with his girlfriend Stacey Flounders

Pictured: Johnson in action for Sunderland and arriving at court in February with his then girlfriend Stacey Flounders

They said his 'applications for permission to appeal against sentence and conviction were refused'.

Johnson's trial at Bradford Crown Court heard that he had kissed and sexually touched the 15-year-old fan in his Range Rover, in a secluded spot in County Durham.

He was also arrested for possessing extreme pornography, and pre-trial hearings heard that police found medicines in a safe when he was arrested which indicated he may have been suffering from a sexually transmitted infections. 

Judge Jonathan Rose said that, as a result, he was satisfied the girl had suffered 'severe psychological harm' and that Johnson had taken advantage of 'a young teenager's adoration of a successful celebrity'. 

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