Ex-footballer Adam Johnson is believed to have been released from prison after serving three years for child sex offences.
The 31-year-old former Sunderland and Manchester City winger was sentenced to six years for engaging in sexual activity with a 15-year-old fan in 2016.
Witnesses said Johnson’s father, Dave Johnson, was seen driving a Mercedes people carrier with blacked-out rear windows out of HMP Moorland, near Doncaster, South Yorkshire, in the early hours of Friday morning.
The vehicle was followed out of the prison complex by a police van.
Johnson admitted kissing the girl but denied her claim that he touched her inside her pants and that she then performed oral sex on him.
A jury found him guilty of sexual activity with a child in relation to “digital penetration” but cleared him of the same offence relating to the oral sex.
Johnson faces an uphill battle to try to resurrect his football career, with the Football League clubs within a daily commute of his home all saying they would not contemplate signing him.
As a sex offender, Johnson will have to register his address and bank details with police and inform officers of any intention to travel abroad.
According to The Sun, Johnson will only be allowed to see his 4-year-old daughter while with a social worker present.
He will also have to hand over his bank card in order to prevent him accessing paid-for porn sites.