Man City defender Benjamin Mendy has been charged with two additional counts of rape.
Mendy, who was initially charged in August with four counts of rape has now been charged with two more allegations. The 27-year-old was arrested in August and detained in custoday and is yet to be released after judges refused number of bail applications.
The charges relate to four complainants over the age of 16 and are alleged to have taken place between October 2020 and August 2021. This saw him suspended by the club after being charged by police, pending an investigation.
“Cheshire Constabulary and the Crown Prosecution Service would like to remind everyone that criminal proceedings against Matturie and Mendy are live and that they have a right to a fair trial,” a statement from Police read.
A co-accused, Louis Saha Matturie, 40, has also been charged with two additional counts of rape and one of sexual assault and now faces six rape charges in all.
Both men are scheduled to go on trial on January 24, 2022
Manchester City’s Benjamin Mendy has been charged with two additional counts of rape, the Crown Prosecution Service said.
He has been suspended since August after previously being charged with four counts of rape and one count of sexual assault. pic.twitter.com/lkl0C8UB6X
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