Man City's Benjamin Mendy to remain in prison until further notice
The Manchester City defender faces four rape charges and one count of sexual assualt, with the trial set for 24 January, 2022.
Manchester City defender Benjamin Mendy will remain in prison until further notice after appearing at Chester Crown on Friday in relation to multiple charges of rape and sexual assault, according to Manchester Evening News.
The 27-year-old was placed in custody on August 27 after being accused of four counts of rapes and one count of sexual assault.
The alleged incidents took place between October 2020 and August 2021 and involved three women aged over 16. Mendy's attorney, Christopher Stables, has stated that his client denies the allegations.
The French footballer will attend a new preliminary hearing in November, with the trial set to begin on 24 January, 2022. Mendy is currently remanded at Altcourse prison, north of Liverpool.
Mendy suspended by Manchester City
Immediately following Mendy's arrest on August 27, Manchester City suspended the Frenchman indefinitely.
“Manchester City can confirm that following his being charged by police today, Benjamin Mendy has been suspended pending an investigation,” the club said in a statement released on 27 August.
“The matter is subject to a legal process and the Club is therefore unable to make further comment until that process is complete.”