Manchester City’s defender, Benjamin Mendy has been found not guilty by the jury on an accusation of six counts of rape and one sexual assault.
The verdict was announced by the Chester Crown Court on Friday, January 13th, 2023 after five months since the case made its first appearance in court. The jury did not reach a verdict on a further rape charge and a separate charge of attempted rape, meaning he will return to the same court on June 26th, 2023.
Mendy was on trial along with co-accused, Louis Saha Matturie, and between them the pair had been accused by 13 women of sexual offences. Both men have denied all the offenses.
However, the jury were not able to reach an agreement on a count of rape and attempted rape. This means that the prosecutor has seven days to take a decision on the situation.
The incidents happened at Mendy’s mansion between October 2018 and August 2021.
Breaking: Benjamin Mendy has been found NOT GUILTY on six counts of rape and one count of sexual assault. The Jury could not reach majority verdicts on one count of rape and one of attempted rape, with Mendy facing a retrial on those two counts.
— City Xtra (@City_Xtra) January 13, 2023