UK Turns Back Obama Brother Over Sex Arrest
Officers ID him as man nabbed for attempted assault
By Neal Colgrass, Newser Staff
Posted Apr 11, 2009 6:05 PM CDT
President Barack Obama arrives to make remarks on veterans healthcare, Thursday, April 9, 2009, in Washington.   (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

(Newser) – Britain has denied a visa to one of Barack Obama's half-brothers after identifying him as an accused sex criminal, the News of the World reports. Samson Obama, a Kenya-based cell phone saleseman, tried to enter Britain in January on his way to the president's Washington inauguration. But immigration officials identified him as a man arrested for an attempted sex attack in Berkshire.

Police say Samson had followed several girls, including a 13-year-old, and tried to assault one in a cafe. When arrested, he gave officers a fake ID and the British address of his mother—the former wife of Barack Obama Sr. Samson was never charged and left the country. His recent run-in with immigration officers "was obviously an extremely sensitive issue," a British government source said. 

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Apr 13, 2009 12:52 PM CDT
Dear god what stuff and nonsense. Let the contortions begin!
Apr 13, 2009 12:40 PM CDT
Barack Obama is not an embarrasment. That would be George W. Bush. Barack Obama has actually proven to be quite a "uniter" unlike Bush who claimed to be the "uniter" and devided Americans and the world. And as of now, this man has not been proven to actually be a biological relative of Obama's. He is the child of Obama's father's ex-wife, who still carried the Obama name.
Apr 13, 2009 8:30 AM CDT
That was not a very well thought out comment caps. Obviously you are not very smart but I think it's great they let you use a computer a few hours a day.