SOCCER pervert Adam Johnson wept as Wag Stacey Flounders visited him in prison, The Sun reports. The ex-England star, 28, broke down during their hour-long meeting and urged her and his family to help prepare his appeal.
It came as pals said Stacey is back together as a couple with the winger. She “sees a future” when he is freed from jail after grooming and sexually abusing a girl of 15. A source said: “Adam burst into tears as soon as he saw Stacey and the emotion was running pretty high.
“They obviously still care for each other greatly and it was probably too much for him to take after the reality of his six-year sentence. “It has hit him really hard and he thinks he’s been unfairly hit because of who he is.”
The paedophile former Sunderland ace told Stacey he had not made friends inside grim Armley Prison in Leeds. The source added: “He says he’s depressed and, although he’s been treated all right, he’s barely spoken to anyone.
“Adam’s been warned he could be targeted or taken advantage of because of who he is.” Stacey, who visited Johnson for the first time on Friday, has told pals she plans to give him another chance after forgiving him during heart-to-heart chats.
Our source said: “Stacey has forgiven Adam and now feels sorry for him. “She did decide to split with him at first, but she is a very loyal person. “She has said they’re going to give the relationship another shot when he gets out of jail — and he could be out in less than three years.
“They’ve got a 14-month-old daughter together so they’ve got to give it another go. Ayla is missing her daddy a lot and asking where he is.” Jail chiefs are planning to move Johnson to a lower-security jail after ruling he is a low-risk prisoner.
Last year two prison officers at Armley need hospital treatment after trouble flared. Three inmates killed themselves at the jail in 2014 and last November a transgender prisoner who had pleaded to be sent to a women’s jail was found dead on the sex offenders wing.
A report by the Howard League of Penal Reform last year named Armley as the most overcrowded prison in the country with 1,218 prisoners crammed into cells built for 669.
Johnson’s designer wardrobe has been swapped for six plain jumpers and polo shirts, four sets of pants, two pairs of trainers, a beanie hat, gloves and a fleece, plus socks, underpants and night-wear. He was placed on suicide watch when he arrived at the First Night Centre on D Wing at the prison, which was built in 1847.
He was checked every 15 minutes by staff to ensure he didn’t self harm and was given safety sheets which cannot be torn up to make ligatures.