Benjamin Mendy: Man City footballer charged with two more counts of rape

Benjamin Mendy has been charged with two more counts of rape

Benjamin Mendy has been charged with two more counts of rape (Getty)

Manchester City defender Benjamin Mendy has been charged with two more counts of rape, the Crown Prosecution Service has said.

The 27-year-old has already been charged with four counts of rape and one count of sexual assault, and was denied bail last month.

The French national team player, who came to Manchester City from Monaco in a £ 52m deal in 2017, is currently in custody at HMP Altcourse, Liverpool.

The Crown Prosecution Service said in a statement on Tuesday that it had authorized Cheshire police to charge Mendy with two more counts of rape and Louis Saha Matturie, 40, with two more counts of rape and one count of sexual assault.

Mendy, of Withinlee Road, Prestbury, Cheshire, and Matturie, of Edwin Court, Eccles, will appear in Stockport Magistrates’ Court on November 17.

Mendy now faces six counts of rape and one for sexual assault involving four complainants over the age of 16.

Benjamin Mendy's last appearance for Manchester City was in August

Benjamin Mendy’s last appearance for Manchester City was in August (Getty)

A trial date is set for January 24th.

Mendy has played a Premier League appearance for Manchester City this season before being suspended by the club in August.

In a statement, the club said: “The matter is the subject of a legal process and the club is therefore unable to comment further until this process is completed.”

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