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Just In: Man City Defender, Benjamin Mendy Suspended After Being Charged With Rape, Sexual Assault

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Man City Defender, Benjamin Mendy Suspended After Being Charged With Rape, Sexual AssaultManchester City footballer, Benjamin Mendy has been charged with four counts of rape and one count of sexual assault.

Mendy, of Withinlee Road, Prestbury, has also been remanded in police custody and is set to appear at Chester Magistrates’ Court on Friday, August 27.

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

In a statement, Cheshire Constabulary said;

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has authorised Cheshire Constabulary to charge a man in connection with allegations of sexual assault. Benjamin Mendy, aged 27, has been charged with four counts of rape and one count of sexual assault.

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

Mendy, of Withinlee Road, Prestbury, has been remanded in police custody and is set to appear at Chester Magistrates’ Court on Friday 27 August.

Cheshire Constabulary and the Crown Prosecution Service would like to remind everyone that criminal proceedings against Mendy are live 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 ongoing proceedings

Following this, Manchester City confirmed the charge, adding that the 27-year-old has now been suspended pending an investigation.

The club in a short statement said;

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.

Manchester City spent a reported £49.2m signing the left-back player from Monaco in 2017. He last played for the club on August 15, during their 1-0 defeat against Tottenham.

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