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Man City’s Benjamin Mendy To Remain In Custody Till 2022 Over Rape, Sexual Assault Charges

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Man City Defender, Benjamin Mendy Suspended After Being Charged With Rape, Sexual AssaultManchester City defender, Benjamin Mendy will remain in prison until further notice after appearing at Chester Crown, UK on Friday in relation to multiple charges of rape and sexual assault.

The 27-year-old was placed in custody on August 27 after being accused of four counts of rapes and one count of sexual assault.

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The alleged incidents took place between October 2020 and August 2021 and involved three women aged over 16 at his £5million mansion in Prestbury, Cheshire.

However, Mendy’s attorney, Christopher Stables, has stated that his client denies the allegations.

French footballer will attend a new preliminary hearing in November, with the trial set to begin on 24 January, 2022. Mendy is currently remanded at Altcourse prison, north of Liverpool.

Mendy spoke only to confirm his name during the 45-minute hearing at Chester Crown Court, where the new date was set for his trial.

The 27-year-old player listened to proceedings translated to him via a French interpreter that sat behind him in the dock.

The charges were not put to him and no pleas were entered during the hearing, which dealt largely with administrative matters ahead of the trial.

A further hearing will be held on November 15 and Eleanor Laws QC, defending Mendy, said there would be an application to dismiss the charges on that date.

The Premier League star was refused bail and is currently on remand at HMP Altcourse in Liverpool.

Immediately following Mendy’s arrest on August 27, Manchester City suspended the Frenchman indefinitely.

The club in a 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.

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