Benjamin Mendy charged with two further counts of rape
At the end of August, news broke that Cheshire Police had arrested Manchester City full-back Benjamin Mendy, who was charged with four counts of rape and one count of sexual assault.
Statement from Cheshire police
“Benjamin Mendy, aged 27, has been charged with four counts of rape and one count of sexual assault.
The charges relate to three complainants over the age of 16 & are alleged to have taken place between Oct 2020 & Aug 2021.”https://t.co/3GLVndSOOe
— Sam Lee (@SamLee) August 26, 2021
This was later confirmed by the club in a statement, which read:
‘The matter is subject to a legal process and the Club is therefore unable to make further comment until that process is complete.’
The French defender has since been suspended by the club, and is currently in prison awaiting trial, which is expected to take place in January 2022.
As per the Daily Telegraph:
Mr Mendy is charged with three counts of rape which allegedly took place during a party at his Cheshire mansion on October 11 last year.
He was arrested in November in connection with the alleged offences and bailed by police.
Mr Mendy is further charged with sexually assaulting a woman at a party at his home on January 2 when most of the country was in Tier 4 lockdown.
The final charge relates to the alleged rape of a 17-year-old girl, which prosecutors say took place on 23 August at his home in Prestbury.
The club have since removed any mention of Mendy from their club shop, although the player bio remains.
In October, Mendy was refused bail for a third time, with his court case due to take place in the middle of January 2022.
More charges emerge
Now, in further shocking news, it has emerged that Mendy has been charged with a further two cases of rape, taking the total to 6, as well as one sexual assault case.
#Breaking Manchester City footballer Benjamin Mendy, 27, has been charged with two additional counts of rape, the Crown Prosecution Service said pic.twitter.com/775v5wSzdF
— PA Media (@PA) November 16, 2021
Serious question marks have to be raised at Manchester City’s handling of the case, and the fact that, up until the middle of August, playing 79 minutes against Tottenham on the opening day of the season.