Benjamin Mendy accused of rape
In late August, it emerged that Cheshire police had arrested Manchester City full-back Benjamin Mendy, who was charged with four counts of rape and one count of sexual assault.
Cheshire Police Statement
Benjamin Mendy, 27, has been charged with four counts of rape and one count of sexual assault.
The charges relate to three whistleblowers over the age of 16 and are alleged to have taken place between October 2020 and August 2021. “https://t.co/3GLVndSOOe
– Sam Lee (SamLee) August 26, 2021
This was later confirmed by the club in a statement, which read:
“Manchester City can confirm that, after being charged by the police today, Benjamin Mendy has been suspended pending an investigation.”
“The matter is subject to a legal process and, therefore, the Club cannot comment further until that process is complete.”
The French defender has since been suspended by the club and is currently in prison awaiting trial, which is expected to take place in January 2022.
According to him Daily telegraph:
Mendy is charged with three counts of rape that allegedly took place during a party at his Cheshire mansion on October 11 last year.
He was arrested in November in connection with the alleged crimes and was released on bail by the police.
Mendy is also accused of sexually assaulting a woman at a party at her home on January 2, when most of the country was at blockade level 4.
The latest charge relates to the alleged rape of a 17-year-old girl, which prosecutors say took place on August 23 at her home in Prestbury.
The club has since removed any mention of Mendy from their club store, although the player’s bio remains.
Defender refused bail for the third time
Now, according to BBC newsThe Manchester City defender has been denied bail for the third time, meaning he will remain in police custody until his trial on January 24, 2022, where he has been for the past seven weeks.
Manchester City defender Benjamin Mendy rejected bail a third time before trial and faces multiple charges of rape and sexual assault. https://t.co/Ff5kFMvzOn
– BBC News (UK) (@BBCNews) October 11, 2021
If convicted, the case would mark the end of Mendy’s playing career at any level and, most likely, a very severe prison sentence.
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