Adam Johnson: I wish I'd raped that girl for six years in prison

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Adam Johnson outside Bradford Crown Court in 2016 - AFP

Former England footballer Adam Johnson has been filmed laughing in prison while discussing his conviction for sexual activity with a 15-year-old fan.

Johnson was found guilty last year of sexual activity with a child in relation to meeting up with the besotted girl in his Range Rover in County Durham in January 2015.

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At the start of his trial at Bradford Crown Court, Johnson admitted one charge of sexual activity with a child, relating to kissing her. He also admitted a charge of meeting a child with intent following grooming her.

In footage obtained by The Sun he is seen sitting in what appears to be a laundry room of Moorland Prison, South Yorkshire, when he is asked by someone: "It's not like you ----ing raped her or owt like that?"

Laughing, he replies: "No, I wish I ----ing did for six years."

Adam Johnson  playing for Sunderland in 2015Credit: AFP

Last month Johnson lost a challenge for permission to appeal against his conviction and Court of Appeal judges also rejected his bid for a reduction in his six-year jail sentence.

The former Sunderland and Manchester City winger is also heard saying he believes he was brought to court and handed a long sentence because he was in the public eye.

The Ministry of Justice declined to comment on the footage.

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