Mendy from Man City charged with two more counts of rape


Manchester City footballer Benjamin Mendy has been charged with two more counts of rape, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has said.

The CPS said in a statement that it had authorized Cheshire Police to charge the defender with two additional counts of rape and Louis Saha Matturie, 40, with two additional counts of rape and a count of sexual assault.

“Mendy, of Withinlee Road, Prestbury, Cheshire, and Matturie, of Edwin Court, Eccles, will appear in Stockport Magistrates’ Court on November 17,” the statement said.

Mendy, 27, now faces six counts of rape and one of sexual assault involving four complainants over the age of 16.

Co-accused, Louis Saha Matturie now faces six counts of rape in all.

Mendy was originally charged on August 26 with three counts of rape related to an alleged incident in October 2020 and sexual assault on a woman in early January this year.

He was also charged with raping a woman in August this year. The alleged attacks allegedly occurred at his home on Withinlee Road in Prestbury, Cheshire.

The left-back has been playing for Manchester City since 2017 when he joined Monaco for £ 52million.

He was suspended by the club after being indicted by police, pending an investigation.

“The case is undergoing legal proceedings and the club are therefore not in a position to make any further comments until these proceedings are completed,” they added.

The two men are scheduled to stand trial on January 24, 2022.

After joining City from Monaco, Mendy won the Premier League three times and the English League Cup twice.

He had played against Tottenham on the opening weekend of the Premier League season but did not play against Norwich in the next game.

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