Company director in court accused of raping girl, 12, in Willesden

John Mandeg (Pic credit: Twitter)

John Mandeg (Pic credit: Twitter) - Credit: Archant

An American company director has appeared in court accused of raping and molesting a 12-year-old girl in Willesden.

John Mendang with Barack Obama (Pic credit: Twitter)

John Mendang with Barack Obama (Pic credit: Twitter) - Credit: Archant

John Mandeng, 47, allegedly attacked the child at a property between January 2005 and December 2006.

He has yet to enter his pleas to two charges of assaulting a girl under the age of 13 and one charge of rape.

Today he appeared in Southwark Crown Court via videolink from HMP Wandsworth sporting a padded cream gillet and a burgundy top and spoke only to confirm his name.

Mandeng, of no fixed address, is in custody and will next appear at Southwark Crown Court on September 30 to enter his pleas.

Judge Peter Testar said: “If your plea is not guilty then further arrangements will be made as far as the future of the trial is concerned.”

The trial, which is expected to last for five days, is fixed for 14 December.

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On his LinkedIn profile he boasts he is the executive director at Joman Group and his photo shows him posing with Barack Obama.