Exploring ‘How Court Finds Mendy Not Guilty Of One Rape Charge Against A 19Year Old’ Benjamin Mendy, a defender for Manchester City, was found not guilty of one count of rape on the judge’s instructions during his trial.
At Chester Crown Court, Mr. Mendy, 28, was exonerated of raping a 19-year-old lady on July 24, 2017, at his Prestbury, Cheshire, home.
How Court Finds Mendy Not Guilty Of One Rape Charge Against A 19Year Old- Details
According to the BBC, co-accused Louis Saha Matturie, 41, was also found not guilty of two counts of rape against the same woman.
They both continue to be on trial for what are allegedly sexual offenses.
Additionally, Salford resident Mr. Matturie was found not guilty of one count of sexual assault against the same woman.
Tuesday, after the prosecution presented no additional evidence and formal not guilty verdicts were entered, Judge Stephen Everett instructed the jury to acquit the defendants on those counts.
He had cautioned the jury to continue “faithfully” trying the defendants on the numerous accusations they still face and to refrain from making assumptions about why the prosecution chose not to pursue convictions.
The Court Controversy
A private video of the woman engaging in “enthusiastic sex” with Mr. Matturie during the time she claimed to have been raped was previously shown to the jury.
Prosecutors informed the court that they were no longer seeking convictions for suspected sexual offenses involving the 19-year-old complainant when the hearing was resumed after the break.
The event with Mr. Matturie, in which the woman claimed she awoke to find the footballer raping her, was the subject of the rape case against Mr. Mendy that was later abandoned.