Manchester Metropolis participant Benjamin Mendy has appeared in courtroom charged with two extra counts of rape.
The 27-year-old defender faces a complete of six counts of rape and certainly one of sexual assault after initially being charged with five offences in August.
Mendy, of Withinlee Street, Prestbury, Cheshire, has been in custody since August after a lot of bail purposes have been refused by judges.
The French worldwide appeared by video-link at Manchester Magistrates’ Courtroom on Wednesday afternoon charged with two additional counts of rape.
Throughout the five-minute listening to, which was delayed resulting from technical points, Mendy, who appeared carrying a cream-coloured sweatshirt, spoke solely to substantiate his title and date of start.
The courtroom clerk advised the listening to that Mendy was charged with two counts of rape, that are alleged to have taken place in Macclesfield in July and August this 12 months.
The footballer was initially charged on 26 August with three counts of rape regarding an alleged incident in October 2020, one rely of raping a girl in August this 12 months and the sexual assault of a girl in early January 2021.
These alleged offences relate to 4 girls over the age of 16 and are alleged to have taken place between October 2020 and August 2021 at his residence tackle.
Mendy appeared alongside his co-accused, Louis Saha Matturie, 40, who has additionally been charged with two further counts of rape and certainly one of sexual assault.
The courtroom heard that Matturie, of Eccles, Larger Manchester, is accused of sexually touching a girl in Sheffield in 2016, raping a girl in March this 12 months and one other rely of rape in Macclesfield in July.
District Decide Margaret McCormack advised the defendants: “The costs that you simply face will probably be despatched to Chester Crown Courtroom and you’ll seem there tomorrow morning and that is to tie in with current issues.”
No utility for bail was made at Wednesday’s listening to. Each males are resulting from go on trial on January 24 subsequent 12 months.
Mendy has performed for Manchester Metropolis since 2017, when he joined from Monaco for a reported £52 million.
He was suspended by the membership after being charged by police, pending an investigation.