Pictured: £2million seven-bedroom mansion which will be paedophile footballer Adam Johnson’s new home when he is freed from jail
- Johnson, 31, bought the home while he is in prison in HMP Moorland, Doncaster
- The mansion in Eden Castle, Co Durham has a bowling alley and swimming pool
- His sister Faye is reportedly living in the new-build until her brother is released
- Johnson thought to be freed this month after serving half his six-year sentence
Jailed paedophile footballer Adam Johnson is set to swap his prison cell for a £2million seven-bedroom mansion as his release date looms.
The 31-year-old, who is serving a six-year sentence for grooming and sexually assaulting a 15-year-old fan, has faced fresh criticism as it has been claimed the mansion looks like HMP Moorland in Doncaster – where he remains locked up.
The house in Castle Eden, Co Durham, has a bowling alley, a swimming pool and football nets in the back garden.
Adam Johnson, 31, has faced fresh criticism for buying a £2million home, built while he serves a six-year sentence in HMP Moorland for grooming a 15-year-old girl
The former England and Sunderland winger is expected to be released this month, but only if the probation service believes he no longer poses a threat of re-offending
Johnson is said to be on a segregated wing inside HMP Moorland (pictured) among low-risk sex offenders
His sister Faye Johnson is thought to be living in the property as she remains loyal to Johnson after his conviction, the Sun reported.
Sources inside HMP Moorland and Ms Johnson hinted he will soon be released on parole.
Ms Johnson tweeted on January 1 that she was excited at the prospect of having her brother home in 2019.
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A source inside the prison told the Daily Star that Johnson is desperately trying to avoid trouble during his final weeks in prison.
‘He’s weeks away from release and knows that anything he does wrong, even minor, could see his sentence extended,’ the source said.
‘He knows a lot of lads in there know the value of something on him so he’s keeping quiet and not putting a foot wrong,’ they added.
Johnson – who was on £60,000-a-week as a footballer – is said to be on a segregated wing inside Moorland among low-risk sex offenders.
The house in Castle Eden, Co Durham features a bowling alley, a swimming pool and football nets in the back garden. His sister Faye is thought to be living in the house while Johnson is in prison
He will only be released if the probation service believes he no longer poses a threat of re-offending.
Johnson was sent to Armley Prison in Leeds after he was sentenced in March 2016.
But he was later transferred to HMP Moorland for his own safety after an inmate tipped him off about a plot to slit his throat with a makeshift knife.
Moorland is one of the UK’s most modern prisons and inmates have access to an all-weather football pitch, a games room and a gym.
Most of the inmates have their own rooms with a toilet and some have access to a PlayStation.
Johnson lived with his daughter and former girlfriend Stacey Flouders in a £2million County Durham home before he was convicted.
It was sold to Durham and England cricketer Ben Stokes for £1.8million – £200,000 below the guide price.
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