Benjamin Mendy trial date set for four counts of rape and one count of sexual assault

Manchester City defender Benjamin Mendy was charged last month for alleged attacks on three women, all of whom were over the age of 16, between October 2020 and August 2021

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  • 15:20, 10 Sep 2021

Benjamin Mendy's trial date was set at Chester Crown Court on Friday after he was charged with four counts of rape and one count of sexual assault.

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The Manchester City defender, 27, was charged by Cheshire Constabulary last month for alleged attacks on three women, all of whom were over the age of 16, between October 2020 and August 2021.

His trial has been set for 24 January 2022 and is expected to last two-and-a-half weeks, and he will remain in custody until then.

No pleas were entered in court on Friday and a further plea trial will take place on 15 November.

Benjamin Mendy has been charged with four counts of rape and one count of sexual assault

A second man, Louis Saha Matturie, was charged with four counts of rape on Monday amid the ongoing investigation.

A spokesman for the Cheshire Police said: "The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has authorised Cheshire Constabulary to charge a second man in connection with allegations of sexual assault.

"Louis Saha Matturie, aged 40, has been charged with four counts of rape.

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

"Matturie, of Eccles, has been remanded in custody."

Mendy, meanwhile, has been suspended by Premier League champions City, whom he joined in a £52million transfer from Monaco in 2017.

The suspension came after Mendy was charged, with a Cheshire Police spokesperson saying: "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.

"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."

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