Nicki Minaj's Brother Convicted For Sexually Assaulting A Child

12 November, 2017, 01:52 | Author: Julio Duncan
  • Nicki Minaj's brother convicted of raping stepdaughter in Long Island

The accuser, who is now 14, testified that 38-year-old Maraj anally raped her, slapped her in the face and ordered her to remain silent about his actions.

"Justice demanded that this defendant be held accountable for these heinous acts and we are thankful to the jury for their careful deliberation", said Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas in a statement to PEOPLE. According to New York Daily News, Jelani Maraj was convicted of repeatedly raping the 11-year-old girl in their Long Island home.

"Absolute absurdity", responded Assistant District Attorney Emma Slane.

Prosecutors said DNA evidence supported the allegations.

The victim who is now 14, testified that Maraj called her his "puppet" and said she had "no say" in the things that were being done to her.


Throughout the trail it was rumoured that Nicki may have been called as a witness in her brother's defence, but neither she, nor her brother, took the stand. The prosecutor told the jurors it would be up to them to determine whether the testimony of the two children was credible.

"It's all about money and it's all about revenge", Schwartz reportedly told the jury.

The girl's mother denied that the accusations were made up.

The trial lasted over a month, and saw the defense arguing that the allegations were fabricated in an attempt to extort $25 million from the Maraj's famous sister. The girl testified that Maraj treated her as his own daughter before he began raping her. Her brother, a witness, testified that Maraj threatened to have him removed from his family if he spoke about the abuse. But social media is torn up about how media continues to involve Nicki Minaj in the news. She has been nominated for a Grammy award 10 times and won six American Music Awards.

The Associated Press does not identify alleged victims of sexual assault, and is not identifying the girl's mother to protect her daughter's identity.

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