Manchester City left-back Benjamin Mendy has seemingly found himself in more trouble after he was charged for another sexual offence last week.
The 27-year-old has been behind bars since 26 August, and has been denied bail on a few occasions since making his first appearance in court in the same month.
Sky News has now reported that Mendy was charged with a further count of rape last week – he has now been accused of eight sexual offences against five different women, including seven counts of rape relating to four women.
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This new charge was revealed after reporting restrictions were lifted as he entered the Chester Brown Court for a hearing on Wednesday, ahead of his trial next year.
Per Sky, his earlier charges consist of "three counts of rape, alleged to have happened on 11 October 2020; sexual touching on 2 January 2021; one count of rape on 24 July 2021 and two counts of rape on 23 August 2021".
Mendy is due to appear alongside co-defendant Louis Saha Matturie, who is also accused of serious sex allegations from young women, at trial in January 2020.
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