MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester City left back Benjamin Mendy appeared in court Friday to face charges of rape and sexual assault.
Mendy spoke only to confirm his name, address and date of birth at Chester Magistrates’ Court in northwest England. No pleas were entered as the charges were put to the 27-year-old France international via an interpreter.
Mendy is scheduled to return to court on Sept. 10.
Mendy has been accused of three counts of rape in October 2020, the sexual assault of a woman in January 2021, and the rape of a woman this month. A charge of breaking bail conditions appeared on the court list but was withdrawn in court.