Manchester City star Benjamin Mendy, 27, and the co-accused man, 40, appear in court via video link after being charged with two more cases of rape as the couple is remanded in custody
- Mendy has been charged with two counts of raping a woman in the past year
- Premier League footballer has already been charged with four rapes of three other women
- French star, 27, is remanded in custody at HMP Altcourse in Liverpool Mendy’s
- Co-accused Louis Saha Matturie, 40, is also charged with six rapes
- Both men appeared via video link in Manchester Magistrates’ Court this morning
Manchester City footballer Benjamin Mendy has appeared in court accused of two more cases of rape.
Mendy, 27, now faces a total of six charges of rape and one of sexual assault after first being charged with five offenses in August.
The French national team player has been in custody since August after a series of bail applications were rejected by referees.
The footballer appeared via video link at Manchester Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday afternoon accused of two more cases of rape.
He appeared alongside the co-defendant, Louis Saha Matturie, 40, who has also been charged with two more counts of rape and one of sexual assault.
Benjamin Mendy is pictured on August 12 out with his teammates at The Ivy in Manchester. He is now in custody and charged with six rapes – two more charges were released yesterday
Mendy’s co-defendant, Louis Saha Matturie, 40, of Eccles, Greater Manchester, (back in court in September, right earlier) has today been charged with two more counts of rape and one count of sexual assault. That means he is charged with six counts of rape and one sexual assault.
The case was sent to Chester Crown Court, where it will be heard on Thursday morning.
A court has previously heard that the alleged attacks are said to have taken place at his home address in Prestbury.
Mendy was suspended by Manchester City after being charged by police pending an investigation.
Matturie is also in custody. Both men are scheduled to appear in court on January 24, 2022.
The accused is in custody at HMP Altcourse in Liverpool (file photo)
Mendy earns £ 90,000 a week and lives in a £ 5 million mansion in Prestbury, an exclusive village near Manchester, popular with fellow players.
He was part of France’s World Cup winning team in 2018, but did not play in the final. He has played 75 games for Man City since signing from Monaco in 2017.
Mendy played in Man City’s first two games this season against Leicester City and Tottenham Hotspur, but was on the bench for their third game against Norwich City.
The following match was against Arsenal, at which point he had been charged.