Adam Johnson’s sexual Whatsapp messages – The trial of English footballer Adam Johnson for having sexual activities with a minor has begun.
Whatsapp messages between the former Sunderland midfielder and a 15-year old girl were read out during the trial at Bradford Crown Court.
Johnson has pleaded guilty to charges of grooming and kissing an underage girl, but pleaded not guilty to charges of oral and digital penetration.
Read the text messages below, courtesy Metro.
These were among the first messages they allegedly exchanged after swapping phone numbers on New Year’s Eve 2014.
Adam Johnson (AJ): ‘Are you in the last year of school?’
Girl: ‘Year 10…will you still send me a signed shirt’
AJ: ‘Yeh, I will send you one or sign yours. Whatever you prefer’
Girl: ‘Both if you can’
AJ: ‘Yeh, I can do. Do you want me to sign yours at the game or meet up? Whatever you prefer’
Girl: ‘I don’t mind. Good luck with the city match’
They then started talking about NYE plans, and the schoolgirl said she would be at a family gathering, the court heard.
AJ: ‘Where do you go out to?’
Girl: ‘I’m not old enough to go out’
AJ: ‘Haha but yeh you look old enough. When you 16?’
Girl: ‘People say that all the time. No-one believes me when I say I’m 15’
When she added she would turn 16 in November, Johnson allegedly replied:
AJ: ‘Ages then. LOL’
They allegedly exchanged the following messages on January 17, 2015 after meeting for the first time, when Johnson gave the girl a signed shirt.
Girl: ‘Thank you’
AJ: ‘You owe me’
AJ: ‘I thought I would have got a thank you kiss for the shirt’
AJ: ‘I will get this thank you, it had better be worth it’
Girl: ‘Ha ha it will be’
AJ: ‘Confident aren’t you? Am I only getting a kiss?’
Girl: ‘Depends on what else you’re after’
AJ: ‘I dunno, it depends what you are up for.. a little bit more than a kiss’
AJ: ‘A bit of feeling. Just see. No pressure. Lol’
AJ: ‘Keep deleting our convos’
The following messages were exchanged on January 30, 2015, when the sexual activity allegedly happened in Johnson’s car, parked behind a Chinese takeaway.
AJ: ‘Wasn’t bad, was it?’
AJ: ‘Think we better go in the back next time.’
AJ: ‘It was class. Just wanted to get your jeans off’
Girl: ‘Next time haha’
AJ: ‘I will last 10 seconds tho lol’
At around the same time, Johnson’s girlfriend Stacey Flounders reportedly sent a photo of their newborn baby girl, to which Johnson replied: ‘She looks class.’
Johnson didn’t reply to another message from Stacey because he was ‘engaged with the girl’, the court was told.
Her message allegedly read: ‘Hey, I’m going to try and not be negative with you and believe you more.
Stacey: ‘But if you are doing stupid stuff then you need to stop and think about us. It would be a shame to spoilt it now. I really want us to work because we are a family and we now have Ayla (their baby girl).