Manchester City's Benjamin Mendy charged with four counts of rape
Cheshire Police have issued a statement.
Manchester City defender Benjamin Mendy has been charged with four counts of rape and one count of sexual assault, Cheshire Police have confirmed.
The three complainants are all above the age of 16.
A spokesperson for Cheshire Police said: "The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has authorised Cheshire Constabulary to charge a man in connection with allegations of sexual assault.
"Benjamin Mendy, aged 27, has been charged with four counts of rape and one count of sexual assault.
"The charges relate to three complainants over the age of 16 and are alleged to have taken place between October 2020 and August 2021.
"Mendy, of Withinlee Road, Prestbury, has been remanded in police custody and is set to appear at Chester Magistrates’ Court on Friday 27 August."
Man City have suspended the player.