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Manchester City star charged with two more counts of rape

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Manchester City defender Benjamin Mendy is accused of six counts of rape and one count of sexual assault.

The UK Crown Prosecution Service has charged Benjamin Mendy with two further counts of rape.

In a statement on Tuesday, the CPS announced Cheshire police had its permission to charge the 27-year-old with two additional counts of rape. He will appear at Stockport Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, November 17.

Mendy, who remains in police custody, now faces six counts of rape and one count of sexual assault. His charges relate to four complainants over the age of 16 and allegedly took place between October 2020 and August 2021.

The Cheshire police has also charged, Louis Saha Matturie, 40, with two additional counts of rape and one of sexual assault. He faces six rape charges in all.

Manchester City remain silent on the charges

Manchester City suspended Mendy on August 26 when Cheshire police first charged him in connection with ‘serious sexual offenses’. The Citizens have stayed silent on the matter since, while the police investigate the charges.

The France international last played for the club in the opening day 1-0 defeat to Tottenham in the Premier League on August 21.

Since his first appearance at the magistrates’ court on August 27, Mendy has stayed remanded in custody. His representative, Christopher Stables, has said his client strenuously denies the charges.

Both Mendy and Matturie are scheduled to go on trial on January 24, 2022.