Benjamin Mendy trial update

Mendy is on trial at Crown Court in Chester, northern England. PETER POWELL / PANORAMIC

DECRYPTAGE – Adjourned until next Tuesday, the trial of the French player, accused of several rapes and sexual assault, will last several more weeks.

The resumption of the trial of Benjamin Mendy will wait. The positive Covid-19 test of one of the jurors will delay the deadline until next week. Adjourned this Wednesday, the trial will resume Tuesday at the earliest. It will then be the time for Mendy and his co-defendant Louis Saha Matturie to be confronted with new testimonies from alleged victims of rape, attempted rape and sexual assault. Halfway through this trial, which is expected to last until the beginning of November, numerous testimonies have been able to clarify various gray areas on the facts alleged against the former player of the France team.

Who are the protagonists?

As its name suggests, the Mendy affair concerns above all Benjamin Mendy. In turmoil since the various rape charges against him, the tricolor international (10 caps) has been suspended for a year now (August 2021) by his Manchester City club. The 28-year-old player is charged with eight rapes, attempted rape and sexual assault, ten counts of prosecution for…

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