Convicted sex offender and former England football star Adam Johnson will be banned from being alone with his four-year-old daughter after his prison release.
A social worker will monitor the ex-England player — whose dad was spotted driving a blacked-out van from prison just after midnight — while he is with Ayla.
Johnson, 31, is due to leave Moorland prison, near Doncaster after serving half his six-year sentence.
His dad Dave was seen in a black Mercedes coming out of the prison just after midnight, followed by police.
Although Johnson could not be seen, the blacked-out van was later spotted pulling into the former footballer’s Durham home at around 2am.
The ex-Manchester City star will be closely watched after his early release today — but spared a criminal tag.
Officials can demand he surrender his phone — with a possible jail recall if he deletes anything without their knowledge.
Johnson, 31, was sentenced after being found to have groomed, kissed and touched a 15-year-old girl, who was a fan of Sunderland.
A source said: “Johnson will be treated like any other convicted sex offender. He’s a free man, but it comes at a heavy price.
Johnson cannot spend time alone with Ayla — with a social worker monitoring his every move. He will likely live at a registered address and give details of anywhere else he stays.
The ex-England and Sunderland winger will also have to hand over his bank card details in case he accesses paid-for porn sites.
Johnson was jailed for six years at Bradford crown court in May 2016.
It heard he deleted 800 messages between him and his victim, who he is also banned from contacting.
Judge Jonathan Rose said he had caused the girl “severe psychological harm”.
Ayla’s mum Stacey Flounders, 29, told The Sun earlier this month that her ex’s lies “destroyed” her life and that she terminated a second pregnancy, as she no longer wanted to have another child of his.
Source: The Sun