Benjamin Mendy refused bail a 3rd time ahead of rape and sexual assault trial next year
Mendy, Manchester City defender, has been denied bail ahead of his rape and sexual assault trial.
Judge Patrick Thompson denied bail to Mendy, 27, who has been in detention for around seven weeks, during a 50-minute hearing at Chester Crown Court, from which the media was barred.
The defendant is being held on remand at HMP Altcourse in Liverpool because he was not present in court.
This was his third bail application. He has yet to enter a plea to the allegations of rape and sexual assault, which include four counts of rape and one case of sexual assault.
The alleged assaults took place at his home address on Withinlee Road in Prestbury, Cheshire, on three different ladies, one of whom is under the age of 18, none of whom can be recognized.
On August 26, he was charged with three counts of rape in connection with an alleged event in October 2020, as well as the sexual assault of a lady in early January this year. In August, he was also accused of raping a lady.
The date of the trial has been fixed for January 24, 2021.
Mendy was suspended by City following his arrest by the police, pending the outcome of the club’s inquiry.
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