Man City player remanded on custody for rape charges

Manchester City football player Benjamin Mendy has been remanded in custody for rape charges.

Manchester City football player Benjamin Mendy has been remanded in custody for rape charges after appearing in court for rape and sexual assault.

Mendy, 27, is accused of four counts of rape and one count of sexual assault that allegedly occurred at his home in Cheshire.

The attacks allegedly happened between October 2020 and August 2021 and involve attacks on three women, one of which was under 18-years-old.

Mendy spoke at Chester Magistrates’ Court court only to confirm his name, date of birth and address.

There were no pleas entered by the Premier League footballer, who had also been facing one count of breaking his bail conditions in August. A charge that was withdrawn in court.

An interpreter replayed the proceedings back to Mendy, who allegedly showed no emotions as he was accompanied by two dock officers out of the court when the hearing ended. The hearing lasted around an hour.

Mendy is due to appear in Chester Crown Court on September 10 after District Judge Jack McGarva sent the case there, according to BBC News.

In a statement on Thursday, Manchester City said the club had suspended the player pending an investigation.

The left-back joined Man City from Monaco for a reported £52m and has played for last season’s Premier League champions since 2017.

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