Adam Johnson’s Former Sunderland Teammate Cabral Faces trial For Rape

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A Sunderland team-mate of Adam Johnson is to stand trial for rape. Former Prem star Cabral now playing in Switzerland is due to appear in court next month.

The midfielder, 27, real name Adilson Tavares Varela, is accused of attacking the woman on January 25 last year while he was with Sunderland. More after the cut…

He was arrested the same day. The club terminated his contract days later. The former Swiss international, now with FC Zurich, was charged with two counts of rape in June and has already made appearances at Newcastle crown court.

Guilty ... Adam Johnson was convicted of sexual activity with 15-year-old

His looming trial emerged after sacked Johnson, 28, was exposed as a paedophile. The ex-England winger was convicted of sexual activity with a girl of 15 he groomed.

He faces up to ten years jail. The Sun told yesterday how the bailed pervert facing sentence on March 24 had an all-night party at his £1.5million mansion in Castle Eden, Co Durham.