Manchester Metropolis soccer participant Benjamin Mendy was discovered not responsible of six counts of rape and one rely of sexual assault at Chester Crown Courtroom, an official from Chester Crown Courtroom confirmed to CNN.
The courtroom official informed CNN that jurors have been unable to succeed in verdicts on one rely of rape and one other of tried rape in Mendy’s trial, which started in August 2022. The official added that Mendy will face a retrial in June over the one rely of rape and one rely of tried rape the jury couldn’t determine on.
Mendy’s buddy and co-accused, Louis Saha Matturie, was discovered not responsible of three counts of rape. The jury was unable to succeed in a verdict on three different counts of rape and three counts of sexual assault towards Matturie, who will stand trial once more in September, the Guardian reported.
Mendy has denied all allegations.
Mendy and Matturie stood accused of preying on younger girls whereas internet hosting lurid, alcohol-fueled events on the footballer’s Cheshire mansion, together with in periods when the UK was beneath strict lockdown protocols in the course of the Covid-19 pandemic.
These counts arose from separate incidents: the primary in 2018 and the second in 2020.
The unanimous not responsible verdicts have been delivered on Wednesday however couldn’t be reported till the jury had concluded deliberating on the 2 remaining costs Mendy faces.
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“Manchester Metropolis FC notes the decision from Chester Crown Courtroom at the moment, the place a jury has discovered Benjamin Mendy not responsible of seven costs. The jury is held on two costs and the trial is now over,” the membership introduced in an announcement on Friday.
“Given there are open issues associated to this case, the Membership isn’t ready to remark additional right now.”
Mendy was suspended by Metropolis in August 2021 when the unique costs towards him have been introduced.
CNN has reached out to Mendy’s representatives and is but to obtain a response.
CNN has additionally contacted the Crown Prosecution Service however has not heard again.