More charges stack up against City star

English Premier League

A suspended Manchester City star is facing serious jail time as more charges have been brought against him.

Citizens defender Benjamin Mendy is now facing two additional charges after being placed in custody at the HMP Altcourse in Liverpool on four counts of rape and one of sexual assault in August, per Sky Sports. 

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The French fullback, who remains behind bars after he was denied bail on a few occasions, made his first court appearance in August, and two further charges of rape have now been laid against him for offences said to have been committed between October 2020 and August 2021, per the Crown Prosecution Service. 

According to Manchester Evening News, at a previous hearing at the magistrates' court, Mendy's legal representative Christopher Stables said that his client strongly denies all the allegations put forward against him.

The player was suspended by City pending the criminal investigation against him once his alleged transgressions came to light. 

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The 27-year-old and a co-accused will appear at Stockport Magistrates’ Court on 17 November, and are scheduled to go on trial on 24 January 2022. 

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