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Benjamin Mendy now faces six counts of rape and one of s*xual assault which relate to four complainants over the age of 16; the 27-year-old will now appear at Stockport Magistrates’ Court on November 17.
Manchester City footballer Benjamin Mendy has been charged with two additional counts of rape, the Crown Prosecution said.
Mendy, 27, now faces six rape complaints in total after being initially indicted in August on four counts of rape.
The French international has been in detention since his arrest in August after several requests for bail were submitted, but the judges rejected them.
Benjamin Mendy Charged
Mendy is also charged with a single count of s*xual assault, Cheshire Police said in a statement.
All the alleged crimes refer to four women over the age of 16 and allegedly occurred between October 2020 and August 2021.
The police statement added: “The Cheshire Police and the Crown Prosecution Service would like to remind everyone that the criminal proceedings against Matturie and Mendy are live and that they are entitled to a fair trial.”
Mendy, who is currently in custody at HMP Altcourse in Liverpool, is summoned to appear in Stockport Magistrates Court on Wednesday.
Louis Saha Matturie Charged
A co-defendant, Louis Saha Matturie, 40, has also been charged with two additional counts of rape and one of s*xual assault and now faces six counts of rape in total.
Mendy was initially charged on August 26, with three counts of rape related to an alleged incident in October 2020 and the s*xual assault of a woman in early January this year.
He was also accused of raping a woman in August this year. The alleged attacks are said to have occurred at the address of his home on Withinlee Road in Prestbury, Cheshire.
The left-back has played for Manchester City since 2017, when he joined from Monaco for £ 52m.
He was suspended by the club after being charged by the police, pending an investigation.
Mendy’s co-defendant, Matturie, 40, of Eccles, Greater Manchester, also faces six counts of rape and one s*xual assault related to four whistleblowers said to have taken place between March 2021 and August 2021. Matturie is also there in custody.
Both men are scheduled to go to trial on January 24, 2022.