Man City’s Mendy in court charged with two more rape charges

Man City’s Mendy in court charged with two more rape charges
Man City’s Mendy in court charged with two more rape charges
Man City’s Mendy in court charged with two more rape charges

Benjamin Mendy, a Manchester City and France international, appeared in court on Wednesday charged with two additional counts of rape.
Following the addition of the new charges on Tuesday, the 27-year-old defender is now facing six counts of rape and one count of sexual assault.
The alleged crimes were committed on four women over the age of 16 between October 2020 and August this year at his home in Prestbury, northwest England.
Mendy appeared before magistrates in Manchester via video link from custody, where he has been held since being charged in August.

During the five-minute hearing, the footballer, who was wearing a cream-colored sweatshirt, only spoke to confirm his name and date of birth.

Louis Saha Mattie, 40, appeared alongside Mendy and is charged with six counts of rape and one count of sexual assault.

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District Judge Margaret McCormack referred the case to Chester Crown Court, where both parties are scheduled to appear on Thursday.

There was no application for bail, and the pair were remanded in custody. The trial date has been set for January 24, 2019.

Mendy joined City from Monaco in 2017 for £52 million ($70 million), but his playing time has been limited due to injuries and a loss of form.

His tenth and final cap for France came in November 2019. In 2018, the left-back helped France win the World Cup. The Premier League champions have suspended him pending the outcome of the criminal proceedings.

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