Footballer Benjamin Mendy found not guilty of six counts of rape
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Manchester City footballer Benjamin Mendy has been found not guilty on six counts of rape and one count of sexual assault after a six month trial at Chester Crown Court.
Jurors could not reach a verdict on one count of rape and one of attempted rape, as a decision on a possible re-trial for the outstanding charges is pending.
41-year-old Louis Saha Matturie, Mendy's co-accused and alleged 'fixer' was also found not guilty of three counts of rape, with the jury failing to reach a verdict on three counts of rape and three counts of sexual assault.
Both men had denied all of the allegations made against them, with a total of 13 women accusing them of multiple sexual offences.
Mendy had been suspended by Manchester City in August 2021 after being charged with rape.