Appearing before Chester Crown Court, he was acquitted of six counts but will now face a second trial on two other charges.
According to Sky Sports, two other charges border on one count of rape involving a 24-year-old woman in October 2020, and one count of attempted rape involving a 29-year-old woman in October 2018.
“Following a full and thorough investigation into the allegations of rape and sexual assault made against Mendy and Maturi, a file of evidence was submitted to the Crown Prosecution Service, who directed that the prosecution proceed with the case.” Detective Chief Inspector Kate Tomlinson of Cheshire Constabulary said.
“Re-trials will now take place for the remaining matters later this year and we will continue to support witnesses in this case and work with our colleagues in the Crown Prosecution Service.
“We are committed to investigating all allegations of rape and sexual assault – no matter how long ago they happened. If you are a victim of this type of crime, please don’t suffer in silence, come forward and we will hear you, we will take action and we will provide you with the support you need.”
Meanwhile, Manchester City have responded to their French defender’s latest ruling, saying they have taken note.
“Manchester City FC will today note the verdict at Chester Crown Court where a jury found Benjamin Mendy not guilty of seven charges.
A jury was hung on both charges and the trial is now over. As the matter remains open, the club is not in a position to comment further at this time. A statement from the club said.