Man City’s Benjamin Mendy to remain in custody on rape charges
Man City defender Benjamin Mendy will remain in custody as he awaits a potential trial on rape charges after his bail application was refused.
Mendy is accused of four counts of rape and one count of sexual assault at his home in Cheshire.
He has been in custody since having his bail denied on Friday. He is currently at HMP Altcourse in Liverpool.
A new bail application was refused by Judge Steven Everett earlier.
Mendy is charged with attacks on three different women, including one under 18.
Three of the rapes allegedly happened in October 2020 and he is also accused of sexually assaulting a woman in early January 2021.
He is also charged with raping a woman in August 2021.
The footballer has been suspended from Manchester City pending investigation, he is due to appear at Chester Crown Court on 10 September.
Cheshire Constabulary said a second man, aged 40, who was arrested on suspicion of rape as part of the police investigation into the allegations had been released on bail.
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