Update: Manchester City star, Benjamin Mendy appear in court by videolink after being charged with two more counts of rape
Manchester City footballer, Benjamin Mendy has appeared in court charged with two more counts of rape.
The 27-year-old French footballer now faces a total of six allegations of rape and one of sexual assault after initially being charged with five offences in August.
The defender has been in custody since August after a number of bail applications were refused by judges.
The footballer appeared by video-link at Manchester Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday afternoon, November 17, charged with two further counts of rape.
He appeared alongside co-defendant, Louis Saha Matturie, 40, who has also been charged with two additional counts of rape and one of sexual assault.
The case was sent to Chester Crown Court, where it will be heard on Thursday morning.
A court heard previously that the alleged attacks are said to have happened at his home address in Prestbury.
Mendy was suspended by Manchester City after being charged by police, pending an investigation.
Matturie is also in custody. Both men are scheduled to go on trial on January 24, 2022.
Mendy earns £90,000 a week and lives in a £5million mansion in Prestbury, an upmarket village near Manchester popular with fellow players.
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