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Adam Johnson Sunderland forward back in court for child sex trial

Adam Johnson appeared in court on Monday to prepare for the trial of his child sex and grooming case

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  play Adam Johnson in court for his child sex case (Xposure Photos)
  play Adam Johnson in court for his child sex case (North News & Pictures Ltd)

As he prepares for the new English Premier League season with Sunderland, forward Adam Johnson is back in court to continue his trial for his child sex and grooming case.

The 27-year-old was arrested in March on suspicion that he had carnal knowledge of a 15 year-old girl and was laterĀ  hit with a three count charge of sexual activity with a child under 16, plus one grooming offence.

Johnson appeared today, Monday, August 3 before a judge at Durham Crown CourtĀ  for a case management hearing ahead of a trial at the end August.

The former Manchester City forward has pleaded not guilty to all charges.

Johnson could be involved as Sunderland travel to Leicester City for their first league game of the 2015/2016 season.

Watch some of the goals scored by Johnson below:

Goals of Adam Johnson forward

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