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FOOTIE ACE CHARGED Manchester City footballer Benjamin Mendy, 27, charged with four counts of rape and sex assault ‘against three women’

By Claudia Aoraha | The Sun |

Manchester City footballer Benjamin Mendy has been charged with four counts of rape and one count of sexual assault.

Mendy has been charged with four counts of rapeCredit: Getty
Mendy has been charged with four counts of rapeCredit: Getty

The 27-year-old has been charged over the alleged sex acts “against three women” between October 2020 and August 2021, Cheshire Constabulary said.

The three people allegedly raped and assaulted by the Manchester City player were all over the age of 16.

Mendy, who also plays for the French national team, will appear before Chester Magistrates’ Court tomorrow.

And Manchester City has now suspended the left-back, pending an investigation, after he was charged by police.

The official statement from the club read: “Manchester City can confirm that following his being charged by police today, Benjamin Mendy has been suspended pending an investigation.

FOOTIE ACE CHARGED
“The matter is subject to a legal process and the Club is, therefore, unable to make further comment until that process is complete.”

He has played for Man City since 2017, when he joined from Monaco for a reported £52 million.

The Crown Prosecution Service said in a statement this afternoon: “The CPS has authorised Cheshire Constabulary to charge Benjamin Mendy, aged 27, with four counts of rape and one count of sexual assault.

“The offences are alleged to have taken place in Cheshire between October 2020 and August 2021 and relate to three complainants over the age of 16.

“Mendy has been remanded in police custody and will appear before Chester Magistrates’ Court on Friday 27 August 2021.

“Cheshire Constabulary and the Crown Prosecution Service would like to remind everyone that criminal proceedings against Mendy are active and that he has a right to a fair trial.

“It is extremely important that there should be no reporting, commentary or sharing of information online which could in any way prejudice these proceedings.”

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