Man City defender Benjamin Mendy pleads not guilty to new rape count


Man City defender Benjamin Mendy appeared in court on Wednesday and pleaded not guilty to an eighth count of rape.

The footballer appeared at Chester Crown Court on Wednesday for his trial.

Mendy appeared in court on Wednesday where he pleaded not guilty to an eighth rape charge
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He has already denied seven counts of rape, one count of attempted rape and one count of sexual assault.

He pleaded not guilty to count 10, which relates to a new complainant, who had already been reported but had not been brought before him.

The 28-year-old, who was suspended by the city, allegedly committed the offenses against seven young women between October 2018 and August last year.

He is to be tried alongside co-defendant Louis Saha Matturie, 40.

Matturie, of Eccles, Salford, is denying eight counts of rape and four counts of sexual assault relating to eight young women.


Man City defender Benjamin Mendy pleads not guilty to new rape count
Mendy’s trial, where he faces 10 charges in total, begins on Wednesday
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Man City defender Benjamin Mendy pleads not guilty to new rape count
Mendy has been suspended by Man City
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His alleged offenses span from July 2012 to August last year.

Jury selection is expected to take place later Wednesday. None of the women involved can be identified and reporting restrictions apply before trial.

Mendy has been a Man City player since 2017 following his £52million move from Monaco.

He played two games last season before being suspended by the club after being charged by the police.

Both defendants are out on bail.


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