Soccer player Johnson arrested on sex assault charge

03 Mar, 2015 11:50 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Sunderland and England midfielder Adam Johnson was arrested on Monday on suspicion of having sex with an under-age girl, the BBC reported.

“A 27-year-old man was arrested earlier today on suspicion of sexual activity with a girl under 16,” Durham Police said in a statement.

Johnson was later released on bail. British media said Sunderland had suspended Johnson, who has won 12 England caps, while police investigations were ongoing.

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