September 25, 2022

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Manchester City footballer Benjamin found not guilty on one count of rape

Manchester City footballer Benjamin found not guilty on one count of rape

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Manchester City footballer Benjamin Mendy has been found not guilty on one count of rape.

On Tuesday September 13, Mendy, 28, was cleared of the rape of a 19-year-old woman at her home in Prestbury, Cheshire, on July 24 last year at the judge’s direction during his trial at City Court. Chester’s crown. .

Her friend, Louis Saha Matturie, 41, was also found not guilty on the judge’s instructions of two counts of rape and one of sexual assault against the same woman.

Matturie, of Eccles, Salford, had been charged with raping her on the same night as Mendy and again the following month.

Judge Stephen Everett ordered the jury to exonerate the defendants on those counts after the prosecution presented no further evidence and formal not-guilty counts were entered.

Both men are still on trial for multiple alleged sexual offences.

Mendy is charged with seven other counts of rape against four women, one count of attempted rape against a fifth woman and one count of sexual assault against a sixth.

They cover at least four different occasions between October 2018 and August 2021.

Matturie is charged with seven other counts of rape and four counts of sexual assault, involving a total of eight women.

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