Nicki Minaj – Her brother Jelani Maraj, 38 years old was sentenced and faces 25 years in jail to a life sentence after being found guilty of predatory assault against an 11-year-old girl minor, his step-daughter.
Jelani Maraj was on trial and found guilty of raping his an 11-year-old step-daughter on multiple occasions at his home located in Long Island. The crime was charged back in 2015 but the verdict was issued this week Thursday in New York at the Nassau County Court.
He now faces 25 years to life in prison. A sentence set to be carried on December 14 that his lawyer will try to avoid by appealing the judgment. Even though traces of his DAN were found on the victim’s clothes, Jelani is still standing firm on his innocence and claims that this case was solely created in order to extort money from his sister Nicki Minaj.
The alleged victim, now 14-years-old, has testified on the aggressions that took place by telling her story with very precise details. In particular, she explained that her step-father forced her to have sex with him at least four times a week and even went as far as saying that it happened twice a day. Her younger brother also said that he witnessed the rapes further reinforcing the accusations.
Although Nicki Minaj, she was summoned to testify as a witness she was nowhere to be found. However, she published her love and support on her social media accounts on multiple occasions.