Benjamin Mendy, the French international defender of Manchester City, who was charged with seven counts of rape and sexual assault, was released on Friday by a British judge and placed under judicial supervision.
Benjamin Mendy, the French defender of Manchester City, was raped, released on bail and placed on judicial oversight by a British judge. Judge Patrick Thompson decided in 2018 to release the 27-year-old world champion, who had been in pre-trial detention since the end of August, during a trial in Crown Court in Chester (northwest of England). His trial is set to begin on June 27 or August 1.
At the end of the day’s hearing, the judge announced that he would be released on bail. He will be under “severe” conditions and will have to reappear in Chester on January 24. He has been warned that an arrest warrant will be issued against him if he does not appear for the hearing.
He has been in pre-trial custody since the end of August
The former Monaco player must stay at his home and not interact with the complainants. He has been the victim of seven rapes on four women and one in five sexual assaults and has been in pre-trial detention since the end of August, for facts that extend between October 2020 and August 2021.
The lawsuit was probably settled out of court in August, when Manchester City announced the player’s suspension without further explanation. An English judge has announced that Mendy has been remanded in custody after being charged with four counts of rape while three women, including a minor, were on parole and four counts of sexual assault. These first events are said to have taken place at his home in Prestbury, Cheshire.
At the end of August, the left-hander was imprisoned at Altcourse in Liverpool, before transferring to Strangeways in Manchester before Christmas, making it one of the toughest prisons in Great Britain.