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Benjamin Mendy pleads not guilty to eight counts of rape and one of sexual assault charged against him

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Manchester City defender Benjamin Mendy He sat this Wednesday on the bench of the Chester Crown Court (north of England), accused of eight counts of rape, one of attempted rape and another of sexual assault, of which he pleads not guilty.

The 28-year-old soccer player allegedly committed these crimes against seven young women between October 2018 and August last yearwhen he was arrested.

After today’s preliminary hearing, the magistrates will choose the members of the jury who will have to determine the guilt of the french international in a trial that will definitely start next Monday and will last about three months.

World Champion in 2018

Mendy, who in May had already declared innocent of all the charges against him except onefrom which he also exonerated himself today, has been on probation since January.

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The City suspended the footballer shortly after he was arrested and the first charges against him became known, and then advanced that he will not comment on the case until the “process is complete.”

French defender, world champion in Russia 2018has made 50 Premier League appearances since joining City in 2017 from Monaco, wearing his country’s shirt 10 times.

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