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02/10/2015 10:06 BST | Updated 02/10/2015 10:59 BST

Adam Johnson, Sunderland Footballer, In Court Over Child Sex Charges

England footballer Adam Johnson is due in court on child sex charges.

The 28-year-old Sunderland winger is set to attend Bradford Crown Court for a pre-trial review.

He has previously denied three counts of sexual activity with a child and one count of grooming.

The defendant, from Castle Eden, County Durham, had his case moved from Durham and is expected to go on trial in February.

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Adam Johnson is due in court on child sex charges

Johnson was arrested in March and released on bail.

Born in Sunderland, Johnson began his career at Middlesbrough before moving to Manchester City and then to Sunderland for £10 million in 2012.

He has won 12 caps for England.

Johnson’s long-term girlfriend Stacey Flounders gave birth to their first child in January this year.