Manchester City Defender, Benjamin Mendy, has had two additional charges of rape leveled against him. The Crown Prosecution Service announced on Tuesday that it had given Cheshire police permission to prosecute Mendy with two more charges of rape and Louis Saha Matturie, 40, with two more counts of rape and one act of sexual assault.
The 27-year-old is now charged with six charges of rape and one count of sexual assault involving four victims over the age of 16. A judge at Chester Crown Court denied bail to Mendy, who is being detained on remand at HMP Altcourse in Liverpool. Man City has subsequently suspended the French player.
Benjamin Mendy is a French professional footballer who plays as a left-back for Premier League club Manchester City and the France national team.
After coming through Le Havre’s youth academy, Mendy began his playing career with the club’s reserve team in 2010, eventually being promoted to the first team a year later. He remained with the club until 2013, when he joined Ligue 1 club Marseille. Mendy spent the next three seasons with Les Olympiens before leaving for Monaco, with whom he won the national championship in 2016–17. In the summer of 2017, Mendy moved to English club Manchester City on a then world-record transfer fee for a defender. He subsequently won the Premier League in his first season in England.