Manchester City’s Benjamin Mendy charged with additional rape | Football News
Mendy, 27, has now been charged with eight counts of rape, one count of sexual assault and one count of attempted rape.
Manchester City and France footballer Benjamin Mendy has been charged with one more count of rape.
The latest charge, involving a new complainant, means the 27-year-old has now been charged with eight counts of rape, one count of sexual assault and one count of attempted rape, involving seven women.
Mendy pleaded not guilty last month to advance fee. The latest has yet to come to court.
The media were barred from publishing the latest allegation, but that restriction was lifted by judge Steven Everett during a hearing at Chester Crown Court in northwest England on Wednesday.
All of the offenses are believed to have taken place at Mendy’s home address near Macclesfield, northwest England, between October 2018 and August last year.
Mendy will appear before a jury on July 25 along with co-defendant Louis Saha Matturie, 40, who also pleaded not guilty.
Matturie has denied eight counts of rape and four counts of sexual assault, involving eight women. His offenses spanned from July 2012 to August last year.
Both defendants were released on bail. None of the women believed to have been assaulted can be named under British law.
Mendy joined Premier League champions City from French side Monaco in 2017. He has played 75 times for club Manchester, but his playing time has been limited by injuries and a decline in form.
He was suspended by City after being charged by police.
Mendy last played for France in November 2019, after the defender won the 2018 World Cup.