Man City star Benjamin Mendy is charged with another count of rape

Man City star Benjamin Mendy is charged with another count of rape 2
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Man City star Benjamin Mendy is charged with another count of rape: Footballer, 27, is now accused of eight rapes, one sexual assault and one attempted rape against seven women

  • Mendy, 27, has been accused of ten charges, including eight counts of rape, involving seven alleged victims
  • He will stand trial from July 25 along with co-defendant Louis Saha Matturie who faces similar allegations
  • Mendy’s alleged offences include eight counts of rape relating to five women and one of sexual assault 
  • Matturie is accused of 10 offences involving seven women, including seven rapes relating to five women
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Manchester City footballer Benjamin Mendy has been charged with a further count of rape, it can be reported for the first time.

The latest allegation, relating to a new complainant, means the 27-year-old stands accused of eight counts of rape, one count of sexual assault and one count of attempted rape, relating to seven young women.

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Mendy pleaded not guilty last month to all but the latest charge, which has not yet been put to him and he is yet to enter a plea to.

An order had banned media from publishing the latest charge until the order was lifted by Judge Steven Everett, Recorder of Chester, during a hearing at Chester Crown Court on Wednesday. 

Manchester City footballer Benjamin Mendy at Chester Crown Court

Louis Saha Matturie (left) arrives at Chester Crown Court

Footballer Benjamin Mendy (left) and his co-defendant Louis Saha Matturie (left, in right photo) at Chester Crown Court

Manchester City's Benjamin Mendy (left) arrives at Chester Crown Court for an earlier hearing ahead of his trial in July

Manchester City’s Benjamin Mendy (left) arrives at Chester Crown Court for an earlier hearing ahead of his trial in July

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Offences allegedly committed by Mendy (pictured outside court) include seven counts of rape relating to four women

Offences allegedly committed by Mendy (pictured outside court) include seven counts of rape relating to four women

All the offences are alleged to have taken place at his home address and span between October 2018 and August last year.

He will go on trial before a jury on July 25 along with his co-defendant Louis Saha Matturie, 40, who has also entered not guilty pleas to all charges he faces.

Matturie, of Eccles, Salford, denies eight counts of rape and four counts of sexual assault, relating to eight young women.

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Mendy (pictured arriving at Chester Crown Court) is charged with a count of sexual assault and one of attempted rape

Mendy (pictured arriving at Chester Crown Court) is charged with a count of sexual assault and one of attempted rape

Benjamin Mendy plays for Manchester City against Tottenham Hotspur in North London on August 15, 2021

Benjamin Mendy plays for Manchester City against Tottenham Hotspur in North London on August 15, 2021

His alleged offences span July 2012 to August last year.

None of the women involved must be identified and reporting restrictions apply ahead of the trial.

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Mendy has played for Manchester City since 2017, when he joined from Monaco for a reported £52 million.

He was suspended by the club after being charged by police.

Both defendants are on bail.

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