Adam Johnson’s father is spotted driving blacked-out van from jail as the shamed paedophile ex-footballer is banned from seeing his daughter, four, without another adult after his release from prison TODAY
- Adam Johnson is set to leave HMP Moorland after serving half his sentence
- He was locked up in 2016 for grooming, kissing and touching a 15-year-old
- His father was seen leaving the prison in Doncaster late last night
- He will have to see his four-year-old daughter Ayla with the supervision of a social worker
Adam Johnson (pictured above) was locked up in 2016
Adam Johnson’s father has been spotted driving a blacked-out car from jail, as it is revealed that the ex-footballer will no longer be permitted to spend time alone with his daughter after his release from prison today.
Dave Johnson was seen in the black Mercedes van coming out of the prison in Doncaster just after midnight last night.
Johnson, 31, who was expected to be released from HMP Moorland overnight after serving just half of his six-year sentence, will be restricted to supervised visits with his four-year-old daughter Ayla.
Following his early release he is set to be closely watched by officials, despite not being issued with a criminal tag.
The black Mercedes was later seen arriving back at Johnson’s property in Castle Eden, County Durham.
A social worker will monitor Johnson’s every move while he is with his daughter and it is likely that he will live at a registered address.
The ex-Sunderland player was locked up in 2016 for grooming, kissing and touching a 15-year-old girl.
The ex-Sunderland footballer was expected to be released from prison late last night and his father was pictured late last night leaving the prison with a police van closely behind him
Adam Johnson’s parents were pictured earlier this week visiting the prison with his daughter
Adam Johnson’s father Dave (pictured above) was spotted driving out of the prison at around midnight
Speaking to the Sun a source said: ‘Johnson will be treated like any other convicted sex offender. He’s a free man, but it comes at a heavy price.’
As well as not being permitted to see his daughter unsupervised, he will have to hand over his bank card in order to prevent him accessing paid-for porn sites.
He was jailed at Bradford Crown Court in 2016 and the court heard that he deleted 800 messages between him and his victim, who he is also banned from contacting.
Stacey Flounders (right) had previously said Johnson had destroyed her life and that he was a sex addict
Johnson (above) has also been told that football leagues clubs will not go near him once he is released from prison
Following his release he will also have to hand over his phone to officials without surrender and could be recalled to jail if he deletes anything without their knowledge.
Ayla’s mother Stacey Flounders had previously said that Johnson had ‘destroyed’ her life. She also highlighted that she thought he was a sex addict and not a paedophile.
Johnson will now have to wait 15 years before he can apply to come off the sex offenders register.
He has also been told that football leagues clubs will not go near him after Sportsmail contacted the clubs of his local area in Durham.
Adam Johnson will find English football has turned its back on him once he is out of prison
Not one of the League One or League Two clubs within a daily commute of Johnson’s home in County Durham said they would consider speaking to him.
One chief executive said he could not envisage any Football League club offering the 31-year-old a way back into the game given the nature of his conviction and the backlash it would cause.
We have also discovered that Johnson will be denied the chance of a payday in China because of strict visa requirements to work in the country.
The ex-Manchester City and Sunderland winger said during a leaked video from his time in prison that he had more hope of reviving his playing career abroad, and the likes of the Chinese Super League have been mooted.
Back in January Johnson’s sister Faye tweeted that she ‘can finally say my brother is coming home this year’.
Johnson is set to remain under license conditions until the conclusion of his full jail term in 2022.