Nicki Minaj's brother convicted of raping his stepdaughter

Nicki Minaj's brother was just found guilty in his child rape trial... a case that lasted nearly 3 weeks

But by the tail end of 2015, Jelani had been charged with raping his then-11-year-old stepdaughter.

The Long Island newspaper, Newsday, reported that Maraj, 38, was convicted of a felony charge of predatory sexual assault on a child and endangering her welfare.

The defendant's mother, Carol Maraj, 57, of Old Westbury, testified the alleged victim's mother, who was then her daughter-in-law, made the comment she perceived as an extortion threat while driving her to a Hempstead court so she could try to see her son after his December 1, 2015, arrest. The guilty verdict carries with it a sentence of 25 years to life in prison. Additionally, Maraj's brother who is now 10-years-old said he saw Maraj's "private parts" touching his sister.

Maraj did not appear to react when the verdict was read in a Nassau County courtroom.

The girl, now 14, said that Maraj raped her up to four times a week, sometimes twice a day from April to November 2015.

The 38-year-old, who has been out on bond, was immediately taken into custody and held without bail.


She told jurors that he had previously treated her like a daughter but told her that the abuse was her fault and that she "wanted it to happen". "The amount of evidence we have that wasn't allowed in this case is unbelievable".

Maraj said to the little boy that if he told anybody, he would never see his mother again.

The prosecutor told the jurors it will be up to them to determine whether the testimony of the two children was credible.

The accuser, now aged 14, testified that Maraj sexually and physically abused her and ordered her to remain silent on his actions.

But a prosecution witness testified that semen found on the victim's pyjama bottoms was a 1-291 billion match with defendant Maraj. Additionally, the defense said it might have been contaminated with different laundry.

The attorney also said the $25 million demand was rejected, and his firm never filed a lawsuit because the girl's mother fired them because she didn't like their strategy.

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