Benjamin Mendy, charged with 7 counts of rape, is released on bail

Footballer Benjamin Mendy will leave the state of preventive prison in which he was since September 2021 due to the charges of sexual crimes against him. Since his arrest on August 26 of last year, the Frenchman was charged by five women in seven cases for rape and one for sexual assault for which he was transferred to a maximum security prison.

However, after having been imprisoned for 134 days, the Frenchman was released on bail by judge Patrick Thompson, of the Court of Chester in the northwest of England, until next January 24. This is because his trial, scheduled for this month, was postponed until at least June, according to the EFE news agency.

The 27-year-old footballer is currently suspended from employment and salary at Manchester City and has asked for parole on three occasions, but all his applications have been rejected by the British courts.

In the first week of 2022, he was taken to the maximum security jail HMP Manchester Prison better known as Strangeways But after what was ruled by the court this Friday, it will not continue there.

Mendy, who won the World Cup with France in 2018, came to the national team in 2017 from AS Monaco, from France’s Ligue 1, for $ 70 million. The winger wore light blue in 75 games, but his performance was affected by injuries and loss of physical form.