After another woman accused Manchester City footballer Benjamin Mendy of assaulting her, he was charged with two further rapes today.

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The 27-year-old French international is now facing six counts of rape and one count of sexual assault, with the alleged victims alleging abuse at his £5 million property in Prestbury, Cheshire.

The charges are against four women over the age of 16 who claim they were assaulted between October 2020 and August 2021, according to the Crown Prosecution Service.

Louis Saha Matturie, 40, of Eccles, Greater Manchester, is Mendy’s co-accused and has been charged with two more charges of rape and one act of sexual assault. He’s also facing six counts of rape and a sexual assault charge.

Both males have been summoned to Stockport Magistrates’ Court for a hearing tomorrow. The trial was scheduled for January of next year, but the new charges may cause it to be postponed.

Mendy, who joined the reigning champions for £52 million in 2017, has been on remand at HMP Altcourse in Liverpool since August, when he was first accused of sex attacks.

The alleged attacks are claimed to have occurred at his home address in Prestbury, according to a prior court hearing.

After being charged by police, Manchester City suspended Mendy pending an inquiry.

Matturie has also been apprehended. On January 24, 2022, both men are set to stand trial.

Mendy is paid £90,000 per week and lives in a £5 million mansion in Prestbury, a posh Manchester suburb popular with fellow players.

In 2018, he was a member of France’s World Cup-winning squad, but he did not participate in the final. Since joining Man City from Monaco in 2017, he has made 75 appearances.

Mendy started the first two games for Man City this season, against Leicester City and Tottenham Hotspur, but sat out the third game against Norwich City.

He had been charged by the time the following game was against Arsenal.


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