The underage girl who accused Footballer Adam Johnson of sexual penetration and child grooming yesterday revealed in court via a recorded video that she gave oral sex to the footballer in his car.
While crying, she said she performed oral sex on the star after meeting him to give him a ‘thank you kiss’ for signed shirts he gave her. She only told the police about the sex act in a second interview, saying she had been trying to protect her favourite player.
When questioned by Johnson’s barrister, Orlando Pownall QC, she became visibly upset and started weeping as she said she was concerned about the furore and media coverage that has developed over the case also admitting she didn’t want to hurt the player’s career.
‘I was concerned because I didn’t want him to lose his career or anything. I wasn’t bothered about myself in it all. I was worried about everyone finding out about it. I was trying to cover the whole thing up.’
28 year old Adam Johnson has denied two counts of sexual activity with the girl, who was 15-years-old at the time of the alleged incident.
Video recordings of two police interviews with the girl were played at the former Sunderland player’s trial at Bradford Crown Court yesterday, before she was cross-examined via a video link.
Asked in the first interview how she felt about the alleged sexual activity, the teenager said:
‘As much as I expected it to happen, I was a bit shocked it had. I sort of knew I had done something wrong.’
She said Johnson twice pulled her hand towards his penis, which she referred to as his ‘thingy’. She added: ‘I felt awkward if I pulled my hand away. I felt compelled to do it.’