American company director denies raping girl, 12, in Willesden

PUBLISHED: 12:58 30 September 2015 | UPDATED: 13:09 30 September 2015

John Mendang with Barack Obama (Pic credit: Twitter)

John Mendang with Barack Obama (Pic credit: Twitter)


An American company director who posed for a photograph with Barack Obama has appeared in court today charged with raping and molesting a 12-year-old girl in Brent.

John Mandeng allegedly attacked the child at an address in Willesden between January 2005 and December 2006.

The 47-year-old, who was extradited from America, appeared at Southwark Crown Court sporting a grey padded gillet over a grey prison-issue tracksuit.

He denied one charge of rape and two counts of sexually assaulting a girl under the age of 13.

Mandeng, of no fixed address, is in custody and will next appear at Southwark Crown Court on December 14 for the five-day trial.

On his LinkedIn profile he boasts he is the executive director at Joman Group and his profile picture on the site and on social-networking website Twitter showed him posing with the US president.

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