Former Man City and Sunderland winger Adam Johnson has been found not guilty on one count of sexual activity with a child.
According to the Mirror, the jury returned in the trial to announce that he had been cleared of the higher count.
Per the Evening Standard, Judge Jonathan Rose told them to continue deliberating on the second count of sexual touching and advised them that he would accept a majority verdict if at least 10 of them reached the same conclusion.
Johnson had previously pleaded guilty during his trial to grooming a 15-year-old girl and one charge of sexual activity with a teenager.
However, the former FA Cup and Premier League title winner denied committing two counts of sexual activity in which he was accused of putting his hands down her underwear and having her perform oral sex on him.
The 28-year-old winger was sacked by Sunderland earlier this February after making 20 appearances and scoring two goals for The Black Cats.
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