The BBC is now joining in on a round of reports that claims a Premier League regular and England international has been arrested for inappropriate sexual contact with an underage girl.
The Daily Mail put the girl at 14 years old, but now the BBC is reporting that Sunderland’s Adam Johnson has been arrested for having sex with a 15-year-old girl.
Sunderland has issued a statement that Johnson has been suspended by the club.
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BBC Sports Editor Dan Roan says Johnson remains in police custody and is “helping officers with their enquiries.” The Daily Mail had reported that three cops cars stormed Johnson’s mansion earlier Monday to make the arrest.
Three unmarked cars, a police van, plain clothes officers and crime scene investigators were at the player’s home – a £1.85million property set in more than two acres of woodland – on Monday morning.
A neighbour told The Sun: ‘All the main activity was between 9.15am and 9.35am. Three undercover cars and a scenes of crime van arrived.
‘As far as I know he lives there with his girlfriend.’