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Benjamin Mendy Remanded in Custody After Rape Accusations

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27 Aug 2021
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Manchester City star, Benjamin Mendy was today remanded in custody after facing charges of sexual attacks on two women and one teenage girl at his £ 5 million home.

The 27-year-old Benjamin Mendy has been charged with four counts of rape-the latest of which allegedly happened earlier this week- and one sexual assault.

Mendy, who moved to the reigning champions for £ 52 million four years ago, is accused of committing the fourth rape while on bail for the other four offences.

The French defender, who was suspended by City this week appeared at Chester Magistrates’ Court to face the allegations.

Mendy, of Prestbury, Cheshire, wearing a red Balenciaga hoodie and black jogging bottoms, stood in the dock with his arms folded as the charges were put to him. He spoke only to confirm his name, address and date of birth and entered no pleas.

The footballer, who had arrived at court in a prison van under a police escort, faces five charges relating to three alleged complainants, one of whom is aged under 18. 

Police said that all three complainants were aged over 16. Proceedings at the court today were relayed back to the France international via an interpreter. 

He is charged with three counts of rape in October 2020 at his home in Prestbury, and the sexual assault of a woman at his home in early January this year.

Mendy is also charged with the rape of a woman this month, also at his home. 

A charge of breaking bail conditions was on the court list but withdrawn in court. It had been alleged he breached conditions in August, after being released on July 26.

District Judge Jack McGarva sent the case to Chester Crown Court where Mendy is due to appear on September 10.

Mendy showed no emotion as he was taken from the court accompanied by two dock officers at the end of the hearing, which lasted about an hour.

He has been remanded into custody at HMP Altcourse in Liverpool. Earlier, Mendy arrived at Chester Magistrates’ Court in a GeoAmey vehicle this morning.

The DAF van was given an escort by a Peugeot 308 police car before driving into the court building through an open red shutter door, which was then closed behind it.

 

 

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