Man Metropolis star Benjamin Mendy ‘tried to rape girl, 29, in his mansion after exposing his penis to her earlier than pulling her on to a mattress and holding her on his lap’
- Rape trial resumed immediately with jury listening to proof from Mendy’s first ‘sufferer’
- Proceedings adjourned yesterday as a consequence of a technical fault with a video stream
- And immediately the trial needed to be postponed once more as a consequence of but extra technical points
- Mendy denies eight counts of rape, considered one of tried rape and considered one of assault
- Co-accused Louis Saha Matturie denies eight counts of rape and 4 of assault
Man Metropolis footballer Benjamin Mendy tried to rape a younger girl at his mansion after exposing his penis to her, jurors heard on the third day of his rape trial.
Mendy, 28, pulled the 29-year-old girl onto a mattress and tried to carry her on his lap, Chester Crown Courtroom was advised immediately.
The courtroom heard that on January 13, 2022, the lady attended the entrance desk at Walworth Police Station in London to report a sexual assault.
She was sporting a face masks and had her hood up and was reluctant to present any private particulars as a result of she was, ‘apprehensive about media curiosity’.
Officers managed to steer her to return again into the police station and he or she agreed to present them her phone quantity and advised them in regards to the alleged tried rape, naming Mendy because the particular person accountable.
Manchester Metropolis footballer Benjamin Mendy arrives at Chester Crown Courtroom this morning adopted by his co-defendant, Louis Saha Matturie
Mendy is on trial at Chester Crown Courtroom accused of eight counts of rape, one depend of tried rape, and one depend of sexual assault
Timothy Cray QC, prosecuting, stated the lady advised officers: ‘He pulled his boxers right down to his thighs to reveal his penis. He pulled her right down to the mattress and began to take a seat her down and maintain her on his lap.’
She agreed to fulfill detectives from Cheshire Police to be interviewed on video.
At this level the video recording, about to be proven to the jury immediately, wouldn’t play, so courtroom was adjourned whereas the technical downside is being mounted.
It’s the second time technical points have delayed the trial – with yesterday’s listening to postponed as a result of jurors couldn’t hear the audio.
Earlier immediately, Mr Cray learn some agreed information, not in competition between defence and prosecution, primarily based on notes made by the GP of the 29-year-old complainant.
He stated she had a phone session together with her GP in August 2021 and stated she was feeling ‘low and anxious’ as a result of one thing had been made public which she was discovering troublesome, however didn’t wish to focus on the matter additional.
The following day she had a face-to-face appointment together with her physician saying she had not had sexual activity since 2018 when she was sexually assaulted and that this was associated to the present information story involving Mendy.
She requested a health care provider’s be aware for day off work and was apprehensive the matter can be mentioned in her workplace.
Saha Matturie, of Eccles, Salford, denies eight counts of rape and 4 counts of sexual assault referring to eight younger ladies
His alleged offences span from July 2012 to August final yr. Not one of the ladies concerned will be recognized and reporting restrictions apply forward of the trial
Her GP urged she communicate to police however the girl stated she didn’t wish to at the moment.
Mendy is accused of eight counts of rape, one depend of tried rape and one depend of sexual assault, referring to seven younger ladies.
His co-defendant Louis Saha Matturie, 41, denies eight counts of rape and 4 counts of sexual assault referring to eight younger ladies.
Not one of the ladies concerned will be recognized and reporting restrictions apply forward of the trial.
Each males deny all expenses.