Footballer Benjamin Mendy found not guilty of rape charges

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Euronews (English)

Premier League footballer Benjamin Mendy was found not guilty of raping four women following a six-month trial, but prosecutors have sought a retrial over two other allegations. The Manchester City star, sitting in the dock at Chester Crown Court, covered his face with both hands, gently rocking back and forth, as the jury foreman, delivering the verdicts in a hushed courtroom and repeated “not guilty” to six counts of rape and one count of sexual assault, relating to four young women. The unanimous verdicts were delivered on Wednesday by the seven men and four women on the jury, one juror hav…

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