Benjamin Mendy charged with two additional counts of rape
The Crown Prosecution service confirmed that Mendy had been charged with two additional counts of rape
Manchester City defender Benjamin Mendy has been charged with two additional counts of rape, the Crown Prosecution Service have confirmed.
The 27-year-old now faces six counts of rape and one of sexual assault which relate to four complainants over the age of 16.
Mendy was charged in August, with the charges relating to three complainants over the age of 16 and alleged to have taken place between October 2020 and August 2021. He has been denied bail on several occasions.
At the time he was charged, a statement by the Cheshire Police said: "The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has authorised Cheshire Constabulary to charge a man in connection with allegations of sexual assault.
"Benjamin Mendy, aged 27, has been charged with four counts of rape and one count of sexual assault.
"The charges relate to three complainants over the age of 16 and are alleged to have taken place between October 2020 and August 2021."
Mendy, who is currently held on remand at HMP Altcourse in Liverpool will remain in prison until his trial for sexual assault and rape, which is set to take place early next year on January 24.
A man in his 40s was also arrested on suspicion of rape as part of the investigation, but police confirmed he was released on bail.
Manchester City have suspended Mendy while the investigation continues and will remain suspended until the legal proceedings have been concluded.
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