Jailed football star files ap­peal

Warwickshire Telegraph - - NEWS -

DIS­GRACED foot­baller Adam John­son has be­gun an ap­peal against his con­vic­tion for sex­ual ac­tiv­ity with a child, a court of­fi­cial has said.

The sacked Sun­der­land and ex- Eng­land man was jailed for six years af­ter groom­ing and en­gag­ing in sex­ual ac­tiv­ity with a be­sot­ted 15- year- old fan.

He was jailed last week at Brad­ford Crown Court, where an of­fi­cial said: “He has lodged an ap­peal against con­vic­tion.”

The case will be sent to a higher court in Lon­don for con­sid­er­a­tion, the of­fi­cial said.

She con­firmed no ap­peal against sen­tence had been lodged.

On the Adam John­son’s Ap­peal Fight page on Face­book, a writer thought to be the player’s sis­ter Faye wrote: “Ap­peal Against Con­vic­tion lodged!

“Ap­peal Against Sen­tence is im­mi­nent this week!

“Await­ing con­fir­ma­tion for when my web­site can go live!”

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