Manchester City’s Benjamin Mendy appears in court accused of two more cases of rape Football news

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 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 and was charged with two more counts of rape.

During the five-minute hearing, which was delayed due to technical issues, Mendy spoke only to confirm her name and date of birth.

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Benjamin Mendy was suspended by Manchester City after being charged by police pending an investigation

The secretary of state said during the hearing that Mendy was charged with two counts of rape, which are said to have taken place in Macclesfield in July and August this year.

The footballer was originally charged on August 26 with three counts of rape in connection with an alleged incident in October 2020, one for raping a woman in August this year and sexually assaulting a woman in early January 2021.

These alleged offenses concern four women over the age of 16 and are said to have taken place between October 2020 and August 2021 at his home address in Prestbury, Cheshire.

Mendy appeared alongside her co-accused, Louis Saha Matturie, 40, who has also been charged with two more counts of rape and one of sexual assault.

He now faces six counts of rape and one count of sexual assault.

District Judge Margaret McCormack told the defendants: “The charges you face will be sent to Chester Crown Court and you will appear there early tomorrow and that is to connect with existing cases.”

No bail was sought at Wednesday’s court hearing. Both men are due in court on January 24, 2022.

Mendy has played for Manchester City since 2017, when he joined from Monaco.

He was suspended by the club after being charged by police pending an investigation.

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