Accused of rape, footballer Benjamin Mendy remanded in custody

The French international defender of Manchester City Benjamin Mendy, 27, accused of four rapes and a sexual assault, has been remanded in custody, the British justice ruled on Friday, August 27.

He is accused of committing one of these rapes in August, while he was on parole. The alleged attacks concern three people, one of whom is a minor.

Wearing black sweatpants and a red hoodie, Benjamin Mendy appeared before a court in Chester (north-west of England) where the judge decided his remand in custody.

The footballer will therefore be placed in detention for two weeks, before a new appearance on September 10 before the Chester court.

He only spoke to confirm his name, address and date of birth. He was represented by lawyer Christopher Stables and assisted by an interpreter who translated the proceedings into French.

Suspended by Manchester City

His club, where he has been playing since 2017, had suspended him on Thursday, a few minutes before the police announced his referral to justice.

Benjamin Mendy is charged with three rapes in October 2020 at his home in Prestbury, Cheshire. He is also charged with sexual assault on a woman, also at his home, in early January 2021.

The footballer is also charged with the rape of a woman in August 2021, also at his home.

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He was further accused of violating his bail conditions in August, after being released on July 26, a charge that was withdrawn at the hearing.

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