Johnson sister’s ex jailed for harassing
THE former partner of footballer Adam Johnson’s sister has been jailed for 16 weeks for harassing the ex-England ace’s child sex victim in a series of Facebook posts.
Steven Knox, ( above) 30, of Sunderland, caused the 15-year-old distress by posting photos of her online and urging others to share them after Johnson ( below) was convicted of sexual activity with the child.
Unemployed Knox ignored a harassment warning by the police and continued to post about the girl, who as the victim of a sex crime was entitled to lifelong anonymity.
Knox, who has a child with Johnson’s sister Faye, appeared before Peterlee JPs to admit the charge.
District Judge Katrina Harrison said: “The bottom line seems to me that if people are allowed to get away with what he did in this particular case, it’s pointless having the rule of law.”
Ms Johnson, who sat at the back of the court with her father, wept as her ex-partner was led away.
Johnson was jailed for six years after he admitted he had kissed and sexually touched the girl in his Range Rover.