Manchester City star Benjamin Mendy remains in custody on rape charges – PHOTO GALLERY

Benjamin Mendy did not let his emotional state show when he was put in the police van for detainees Photo: Profimedia

French footballer Benjamin Mendy, the star of the Manchester City champion, remains on remand, the judges decided, after the defender appeared before the court on Friday with four accusations of rape and one of sexual assault, informs  BBC .

The  charges against the 27-year-old athlete refer to alleged assaults on three young women, including a minor, which Benjamin Wendy allegedly committed from October 2020 until this month, at his home in Cheshire.

Arrested by police, Mendy appeared before judges on Friday and spoke only to confirm his name, address and date of birth. No plea was made when the footballer from the Premier League was officially informed of the accusations, the BBC notes.

He was also charged with a breach of bail conditions, but the charge was dropped.

French national, the legal proceedings were communicated to the international through a translator.

He left no sign that he was emotionally affected when he was taken out of court accompanied by two police officers at the end of the hearing and climbed into the police van for detainees.

The press tries to take photos through the window of the van where Benjamin Mendy is arrested Photo: Profimedia ImagesOUT PHOTO GALLERY

The district judge referred the case to the Royal Court in Chester, where Mendy is due to be heard on September 10.

In a statement sent on Thursday, the Manchester City club announced that it suspended the player until the end of the investigation. Benjamin Mendy was transferred in 2017 from Monaco to Manchester City with a record amount at the time for a defender: 52 million pounds. Manchester City is the reigning Premier League champion.

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