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Benjamin Mendy added a seventh accusation for rape

The French judicial conflict continues to complicate today. The charges against Benjamin Mendy They were expanded this Wednesday. The footballer who played in the Manchester City He was accused by the British justice of a seventh violation. The Crown Court of Chester in the North West of England made the announcement at the appearance of the 27-year-old defender.

The French Manchester City player who has been in preventive detention since August 27, was charged with one more violation than a new complainant, for events that would have taken place in July of this year.

With this, the former world champion faces a total of seven accusations of rape and one accusation of sexual assault, for events that would have taken place between October 2020 and August 2021.

The footballer appeared in court this Wednesday for 40 minutes dressed in a black suit and white shirt. In it, Mendy only took the floor to confirm his name.

It should be noted that he is not the only defendant. At this same hearing, another man, 40-year-old Louis Saha Matturie, unrelated to former footballer Louis Saha and whose ties to Mendy are not clearly defined, also appeared. He is charged with six rapes and one sexual assault between March and August 2021.

Judge Patrick Thompsons ordered both men provisional detention in a Liverpool prison, pending trial, postponed to June 27 or August 1. The case became known at the end of August, when Manchester City announced the footballer’s suspension without specifying the reasons.

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