Adam Johnson: England soccer star jailed for six years on child sex charges

Adam Johnson arrives for sentence at Bradford Crown Court on Thursday.

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  • Adam Johnson jailed for six years on child sex charges
  • Former England footballer found guilty on three charges
  • Prosecutors call offenses "calculated, considered and carefully orchestrated"

(CNN)Former England soccer star Adam Johnson has been jailed for six years after being found guilty of three child sex charges.

Prosecutors told Bradford Crown Court the 28-year-old's offenses were "calculated, considered and carefully orchestrated," according to a report by the UK's Press Association.
Prosecuting lawyer Kate Blackwell said the victim, who was 15 at the time, had suffered "severe psychological harm." In a statement the victim said she'd "entered many dark places" in the past year.
    Sacked by English Premier League club Sunderland in the wake of his conviction, Johnson admitted to grooming a girl under the age of 16 and one charge of sexual activity but was found guilty of a further charge he had contested.
    They related to an incident in Johnson's car on January 3