Manchester City star Benjamin Mendy has been suspended after he was charged with four counts of rape and one of sexual assault against three people.
Mendy, who currently plays as a left back is held in police custody and will appear at the Chester Magistrates’ Court tomorrow for a proper hearing.
According to the Daily Mail, the 5 charges against the women took place between October last year and this month.
Chester Constabulary spokesman had this to say when asked about the situation: ‘The Crown Prosecution Service 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.
“Mendy, of Prestbury, has been remanded in police custody and is set to appear at Chester Magistrates’ Court on Friday, August 27. 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.”
Mendy joined City in a 52m deal and has gone on to win 9 trophies including 3 Premier League titles. His fate will be decided soon and if found guilty it could lead to his contract with Manchester City been terminated while he faces jail time.