Benjamin Mendy is charged with two more counts of rape

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Manchester City defender Benjamin Mendy has been charged with two more cases of rape, the Crown Prosecutor’s Office has confirmed.

Mendy had already been charged with four counts of rape and one count of sexual assault as early as August, with City suspending the player shortly thereafter.

The 27-year-old is currently in custody at the HMP Altcourse in Liverpool and he has been denied bail on three occasions since the first charges were brought. He will appear in Stockport Magistrates’ Court on November 17.

Mendy came to City for £ 52 million in 2017 and has since made 50 Premier League appearances for the club. In 2018, he was part of France, which won the World Cup in Brazil.

He last played for City during their 1-0 loss to Tottenham on 15 August.

Shortly after the player was suspended, the club released a statement that read: “Manchester City can confirm that after he was charged by the police today, Benjamin Mendy has been suspended pending an investigation.

“The case is the subject of a legal process and the club can therefore not comment further until that process is complete.”

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