Man City star Benjamin Mendy charged with two more counts of rape

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

The French international has been in custody for months since his arrest in late August. He was charged with charged with four counts of rape and one count of sexual assault. 

The Crown Prosecution Service said in a statement that it had authorised Cheshire police to charge Benjamin Mendy with two additional counts of rape and Louis Saha Matturie, 40, with two additional counts of rape and one count of sexual assault.

Mendy, of Prestbury, Cheshire, and Matturie, of Eccles, Greater Manchester, will appear at Stockport Magistrates’ Court on November 17.

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

In August, Mendy was suspended by Manchester City, who said the matter was ‘subject to a legal process’.

‘The Club is therefore unable to make further comment until that process is complete,’ it previously stated.

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