Nicki Minaj’s Brother trialed and found guilty of rape accusations.
Nicki Minaj‘s brother, Jelani Maraj has been found guilty of repeatedly raping his 11-year-old stepdaughter whereas her mom was at work.
The 38-year-old was convicted of predatory sexual assault on a toddler – a felony – and endangering the welfare of a toddler.
He faces as much as life in jail, however Maraj’s lawyer says he plans to attraction.
According to Newsday, on the conclusion of the trial on Thursday, Maraj was led out of Nassau County Court in handcuffs and was taken to the county jail, the place the presiding decide ordered him held with out bail pending his sentencing listening to.
Maraj’s legal professionals mentioned throughout a virtually one-month trial that the rape allegations have been concocted by the woman’s mom as half of a scheme to get Nicki Minaj to pay the household $25million in hush cash.
In closing arguments Monday, Nassau County Assistant District Attorney Emma Slane referred to as that declare ‘absolute absurdity.’
The woman, now 14, testified in excruciating element about sexual assaults that she mentioned occurred as continuously as 4 occasions per week and typically twice a day, largely when Maraj was dwelling alone with the woman.
The prosecutor mentioned DNA proof recovered from the woman’s pajama pants was linked to Maraj. The woman’s youthful brother additionally testified on the trial that he witnessed one assault.