Soccer. England: New rape case against Benjamin Mendy, ex-Marseille

Six women pleaded guilty to the charges against the 27-year old on 9/9/17.

Soccer. England: New rape case against Benjamin Mendy, ex-Marseille

Six women pleaded guilty to the charges against the 27-year old on 9/9/17.

Another accusation of rape was brought forward by another woman. The judge who presided over the hearing had ordered that the media not mention the matter until Wednesday's lifting of the ban.

Mendy was not yet formally informed of the new charge and has not had to make a decision on his defense. Mendy is charged with ten offences relating to events that took place at his Prestbury, Cheshire home between August 2018 and August 2021.

On July 25, the player will be in court together with a jury, along with a co-defendant, Louis Saha Matturie (40), who is not related to ex-footballer Louis Saha.

The eight rapes and four sex assaults of eight women on July 2012 to August 2021 were the charges. The latter also pleaded guilty.

The 2018 world champion was released from pre-trial detention in January after spending several months. He is now under judicial supervision pending the opening of his trial, which will take place on July 25.

The case began at the end August 2021, when Manchester City announced the suspension without explanation of the player. He was under contract for six months until June 2023.

English justice quickly announced that the player was placed in pre-trial custody after being charged with four rapes, a sexual assault and two counts of battery by three women, including a minor. Additional charges were added.

Benjamin Mendy was born in Le Havre and trained in Marseille. He also spent a season in Monaco. The Citizens paid 52 million pounds, or 61.4 million euros, for Benjamin Mendy in 2017. To secure his services.

He was regarded as one of the greatest French and world left-back prospects when he arrived in City. However, injuries have hampered the 27-year old's career for four years and the player has never lived up to the expectations.

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