Man City star Benjamin Mendy charged with two additional counts of rape
After another woman accused him of abusing her, Manchester City defender Benjamin Mendy was charged with two further rapes.
The 27-year-old French international is now facing six counts of rape and one count of sexual assault, with the alleged victims alleging abuse at his £5 million property in Prestbury, Cheshire.
The accusations, according to the Crown Prosecution Service, pertain to four women over the age of 16 who allege they were assaulted between October 2020 and August 2021.
Louis Saha Matturie, 40, of Eccles, Greater Manchester, was charged with two further charges of rape and one count of sexual assault with Mendy. This means he’s also facing charges of rape and sexual assault on six instances.
Both males have been summoned to Stockport Magistrates’ Court for a hearing tomorrow. The trial was scheduled for January of next year, but the new charges may cause it to be postponed.
Mendy, who joined to the reigning champions for £52 million in 2017, has been on remand at HMP Altcourse in Liverpool since August, when he was originally accused with sex assaults.
The alleged attacks are claimed to have occurred at his home address in Prestbury, according to a prior court hearing.
After being charged by police, Manchester City suspended Mendy pending an inquiry.
Matturie has also been apprehended. On January 24, 2022, both men are set to stand trial.
Mendy earns £90,000 a week and lives in a $5 million home in Prestbury, a posh Manchester suburb popular with other athletes.