Sister of football paedophile Adam Johnson sends good luck message to Ched Evans as rape conviction quashed

Shamed footballer Adam Johnson. (Photo: Wikipedia).
Shamed footballer Adam Johnson. (Photo: Wikipedia).

The sister of football paedophile Adam Johnson has congratulated fellow player Ched Evans after his conviction for rape was quashed yesterday.

The former Wales and Sheffield United striker now faces a retrial after his guilty verdict was overturned by the Court of Appeal.

And Faye Johnson, sister of the fallen England and Sunderland star, jailed for six years for child sex offences, took to Facebook to express her delight for Evans, 27.

On the Adam Johnson’s Appeal Fight page she wrote: “Great news on Ched Evans winning his appeal. Let’s hope he gets justice thsi time! Good luck to you and your family.”

Johnson is serving his sentence at Doncaster’s Moorland Prison after he was found guilty earlier this year of sexual activity with a 15-year-old girl.
He was switched to the Category C jail last week from Leeds’ tough Armley Prison.

Evans meanwhile, was found guilty of raping a 19-year-old woman at a hotel near Rhyl, North Wales.

But the case was referred to the Court of Appeal after new evidence emerged and yesterday judges allowed the appeal and ordered a retrial.

He was released in October 2014 after serving half of his five year sentence.

Evans has not played football professionally since his release, despite being in talks with a number of clubs, both at home and abroad.