Wed. Sep 29th, 2021

Benjamin Mendy in court to face charges of rape and sexual assault

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Manchester City fullback, Benjamin Mendy arrived at Chester Magistrates’ Court in a police van on Friday morning with a police escort to face charges of rape and sexual assault.

Mendy who had been in custody since the rape allegations surfaced is accused of four counts of rape and one count of sexual assault.

The 27-year-old who the bench who spent most of his time on the bench for man City last season arrived at Chester Magistrates’ Court in a security van with a police car alongside the case to be called on Friday.

The France international faces six charges in total as he is charged with three counts of rape on a date in October 2020 and one of raping a woman this week, as well as one count of sexual assault on a woman in January 2021.

The left-back is also charged with breaching bail conditions and has been suspended by City as a result of the charges.

The Premier League side said in a statement: “Manchester City can confirm that following his being charged by police today, Benjamin Mendy has been suspended pending an investigation. The matter is subject to a legal process and the Club is, therefore, unable to make further comment until that process is complete.”

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