Former Sunderland footballer Adam Johnson has been sent racy photos from besotted women as he begins his six-year jail sentence.
As reported by the Daily Mail, Johnson is being sent mail from a number of female admirers, while it is also claimed that some of them are asking to visit him in prison.
The report goes on to claim that, while prison guards are making sure the photographs don't contain any dangerous material, the ex-England international has been able to get his hands on them.
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Johnson was jailed for six years on Thursday for grooming and sexual activity with a girl aged just 15.
The 29-year-old was dealt a further blow when the FA stripped him of his international caps, while it was also documented that police found extreme pornography involving animals on his laptop.
Following last week's verdict at Bradford Crown Court, Judge Jonathan Rose insisted that the former footballer's actions were 'deliberate' and suggested that he had hoped to get away with it.
Rose stated, as per The Guardian: “You made a deliberate decision to engage in sexual activity with this young girl and to ignore the fact that she was only 15, no doubt in the hope and expectation that you would get away with it because both she and you would delete all WhatsApp messages referring to your contact and because you thought you could rely on her to tell no one, just as you had asked.”
His victim, meanwhile, revealed that the entire experience had been an extremely damaging one.
“The whole experience has been very overwhelming and throughout the process I’ve had many hard times. I’ve always felt at risk of being recognised when I go places and on some occasions this has happened,” she said.
“I have felt very intimidated by it all and I’ve felt very lonely at times when I’ve felt everyone is against me due to Adam Johnson protesting his innocence and continuing to put himself in the public eye, and ultimately it was like I was being taunted as if to say he could do what he wants and get away with it.”
Despite the fact that Johnson is set to face the rest of his life on the sex offenders register, he is still receiving a great deal of support from female admirers.
In fact, it has also been documented that Johnson's former girlfriend, Stacey Flounders, is set to stand by him as she wants him to continue seeing their one-year-old daughter.
Flounders was present during the first few days of his trial but failed to show in the latter stages.
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