Man City footballer Benjamin Mendy charged with two additional counts of rape

Manchester City footballer Benjamin Mendy, 27, has been charged with two additional counts of rape, the Crown Prosecution Service said.

Mendy now faces six counts of rape and one of sexual assault which relate to four complainants over the age of 16.

The Frenchman will appear at Stockport Magistrates' Court on November 17.

The defender, currently suspended by City, is being held on remand at HMP Altcourse, Liverpool, and has been denied bail on three separate occasions.

Mendy was first charged on August 26, with three counts of rape relating to an alleged incident in October 2020 and with the sexual assault of a woman in early January this year. He is also charged with raping a woman in August.

He is yet to give his plea to the charges.

A second man was also charged in connection with allegations of sexual assault in October.

Louis Saha Matturie, 40, has now also been charged with two additional counts of rape and one count of sexual assault.

The initial charges related to three complainants over the age of 16 and are alleged to have taken place between April 2021 and August 2021.

Mendy has been suspended by City since the allegations came to light earlier this year.

A statement in August read: "Manchester City can confirm that following his being charged by police today, Benjamin Mendy has been suspended pending an investigation.

"The matter is subject to a legal process and the Club is therefore unable to make further comment until that process is complete."

City also withdrew shirts and merchandise that included the name of Mendy from their website after he was charged.

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