two more charges for rape against Benjamin Mendy

The prosecutor in charge of the case indicated on Tuesday the existence of two additional charges for rape against footballer Benjamin Mendy announced the British press. Information that comes while the left side of Manchester City and the France team is already the subject of legal proceedings for four other charges of rape and sexual assault. The 2018 world champion is currently in detention across the Channel.

In terms of timing, it’s hard to do worse. Faced this week with English justice to announce whether or not he pleads guilty or not in four cases of alleged rape and sexual assault, Benjamin Mendy is the subject of two new similar charges.

According to announcements relayed by the PA Media news agency, the Crown Prosecution Service (the prosecutor) has confirmed prosecution for two more alleged rapes against the French defender of Manchester City

Mendy still in custody

The bad news is therefore multiplying in recent weeks for the 2018 world champion. On October 11, the Chester court refused to grant the French bail.

Despite three requests for release since his indictment for four alleged rapes and one alleged sexual assault, Benjamin Mendy has each time been refused the possibility of being released on payment of compensation to the courts.

The announcements made this Tuesday by the prosecutor’s services intervene during a decisive week in Benjamin Mendy’s troubles with the justice system. After a first hearing on Monday, the Frenchman will unveil Thursday, November 18, whether he chooses to plead guilty or not guilty to the charges required against him.

The trial scheduled for January 2022

The former Monaco and Marseille player is accused of four rapes and sexual assault by three women, including a 17-year-old minor. All the facts would have happened at the footballer between October 2020 and August 2021.

Already on parole since the start of 2021, Benjamin Mendy was banned from participating in parties bringing together more than four people at his home in Mancun. Following a new evening with multiple guests, the English justice had chosen to blow up his parole and place him in pre-trial detention on August 27.

So far, and as the lawyers of Benjamin Mendy have again underlined during his recent hearing in court, the international tricolor with 10 selections denies all the facts with which he is accused. If he pleads not guilty, the left side will have to defend himself during a trial. This new stage is scheduled for January 24, 2022.

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