After being charged with four counts of rape and one sexual assault, Manchester City defender Benjamin Mendy was denied bail on Wednesday and will remain in detention until his trial begins on September 10.

Mendy, 27 years old, has been held in a prison in Liverpool, northwest England, since last Friday, when he appeared in court to face the allegations.

Benjamin Mendy remanded in custody after rape charges

In a secret session that lasted about 50 minutes, a second bail application was filed, but it was denied.

The international player for France did not show up for the hearing, and is accused of assaulting three women at his residence, one of them being under the age of 18.

Three of the rapes are said to have occurred in October 2020, and he is suspected of sexually assaulting a lady in January of this year.

He’s also accused of raping a woman earlier this month.

Manchester City suspend Mendy, pending investigation after police charge

As part of the investigation into the claims, a second guy, 40, was arrested on suspicion of rape but was freed on bail, according to police.

Mendy has won the Premier League three times and the English League Cup twice since joining Man City from Monaco in 2017.

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