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Manchester City's Benjamin Mendy had ‘fixer who found him women to rape and sexually assault’


Jurors heard how people were prepared to help Benjamin Mendy due to his ‘wealth and status’ (Picture: PA)


Manchester City’s Benjamin Mendy is a sexual ‘predator’ whose friend helped him find and isolate women to attack, a court has heard.


The 28-year-old footballer is on trial for for eight counts of rape, one count of attempted rape and one count of sexual assault.


Prosecutors say the French international defender showed a ‘callous indifference’ towards his accusers – described in court as ‘vulnerable, scared, isolated’.


Jurors were told how Mendy was a ‘reasonably famous football player’ who ‘because of his wealth and status, others were prepared to help him get what he wanted’.

Mendy’s co-accused, Louis Saha Matturie, 40, denies eight counts of rape and four counts of sexual assault relating to eight young women.


Prosecutor Timothy Cray described the defendant as Mendy’s friend and fixer as their trial at Chester Crown Court got underway today.


He said one of Matturie’s jobs was ‘to find young women and to create situations where those young women could be raped and sexually assaulted’.

Jurors heard how they would hear from 13 different women over the course of the trial.


Mr Cray added: ‘Our case is that the defendants’ pursuit of these 13 women turned them into predators, who were prepared to commit serious sexual offences.’


Describing how the feelings of the alleged victims ‘counted for nothing’, he added: ‘These women were disposable, things to be used for sex, then thrown to one side.


‘That was the effect of deliberate, planned choices the defendants made, and the desires they let loose many times.’ He added: ‘The acts that the defendants did together show callous indifference to the women they went after.

Co-defendant Louis Saha Matturie arrives at Chester Crown Court for the start of the trial (Picture: PA)


Credit: Read more on metro.co.uk