Benjamin Mendy of Manchester City has been found not guilty of raping a 19-year-old woman.
Following eight allegations, a sexual assault, and an attempted incident, Mendy has been put on trial for rape.
Benjamin Mendy, a troubled defender for Manchester City, was found not guilty of one count of rape at Chester Crown Court, per the judge’s instructions.
The 28-year-old was cleared of the charge of rape that was allegedly committed at his Prestbury, Cheshire, home on July 24, 2016.
In accordance with the judge’s orders, co-accused Louis Saha Matturie was also found not guilty of two counts of rape and one count of sexual assault against the same 19-year-old woman.
Once the prosecution failed to provide any new evidence, Judge Stephen Everett instructed the jury to find the defendants not guilty of those counts.
Multiple alleged sexual offenses are the subject of ongoing trials for both Mendy and 41-year-old Matturie.
Mendy was granted bail in January of this year under the conditions that he reside at his home address in Prestbury, Cheshire, refrain from contacting the complainants, and turn up his passport.
appeared in court in February to answer a fresh accusation of attempted rape leveled by a sixth complainant.
The French citizen entered a not guilty plea in May to seven rape, one attempted rape, and one sexual assault allegation involving six complainants.
One of the numerous women who have accused Manchester City of rape testified in front of a jury in August that after raping her three times and left her bleeding, the footballer boasted about having sex with 10,000 women.
If proven guilty, the Manchester City player may receive a sentence of between 5 and 20 years in prison, while he could perhaps receive a life sentence.