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Nicki Minaj's Brother, Jelani Maraj, Found Guilty Of Child Rape (Video)

Nicki Minaj’s brother is now a convicted rapist

Jelani Maraj will be incarcerated for a considerable amount of time after being found guilty of child rape on Thursday, November 9.

Newsday reports that Maraj (38), the brother of rapper Nicki Minaj, was convicted in Nassau County Court on a felony charge of predatory sexual assault on a child. The jury also convicted him of endangering the welfare of a child.

His attorney claimed the allegations were made up by the victim's mother in an attempt to extort $25 million from Nicki

The trial lasted a month.

Maraj allegedly raped his 11-year old stepdaughter repeatedly at his Baldwin, New York home between April and November 2015 while her mother was at work.

He was immediately taken into custody after the verdict was read. State Supreme Court Justice Robert McDonald ordered him held without bail in Nassau County jail. Maraj had been free on bond.

He faces 25 years to life in prison.

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Nicki Minaj‘s brother, Jelani Maraj, was just convicted in the child rape trial that has spanned nearly the last three weeks.

On Thursday, the verdict was handed down, and Maraj was found guilty of predatory sexual assault against a child and endangering the welfare of a child.

His sentencing is set for Dec. 14, and he will face 25 years to life in prison.


“We hope that today’s verdict will help the family in the healing process,” Nassau County D.A. Madeline Singas told TMZ.

Maraj was accused of raping his then 11-year-old stepdaughter while she was living in the same house as him. In harrowing testimony, her younger brother testified that he had seen Maraj assaulting his sister when he was just 8 years old, and the girl herself testified that Maraj had threatened to take her and her brother away from their mother.

Although Maraj’s legal team had suggested that Nicki Minaj would testify to support her brother, she never testified at the trial.

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Comment by Redd770 on November 14, 2017 at 12:03pm
He gets what he deserved no matter who he is related to
Comment by Dave on November 14, 2017 at 11:37am
Sorry but Indians have been doing this in trinidad for years, they call it tradition. They should sling his ass up.
Comment by mr1stroke on November 13, 2017 at 12:20am
Tyrone if there is more only he can tell it to clear his name, now is the time sentencing, he has the platform either go to the neworks or social media otherwise he is for ever guilty
Comment by Tyrone on November 12, 2017 at 7:13pm

That's a nasty act that shouldn't be done to any child.  So, if this is true he's on his own in prison.  You could be the most vicious killer, but child sex abuse, man that is frowned upon in jail and he could lose his life if the don't put him in p.c (protective custody).  Based on what I've been reading, those children were pretty descriptive as to what happened.  But hey, maybe there's more to the story we'll never hear about.

Comment by mr1stroke on November 12, 2017 at 1:23pm
Jerome S the problem with black family they always know the sick person in the family at his age im,sure this is not his first interaction with kids or women, im pretty sure they swept many things under the rugs to protect him through out his life, how else would he know to keep threating both kids, instead of bribing them, this is sick, but thise two kids are damage for life, the mother said the little brother already thinking about murdering the dudes, and the little girl lost her innocense forever since it was an ungoing sitiation, this is sad, but this is what happen to little girls without fathers or any male figures to protect them
Comment by Jerome S on November 12, 2017 at 12:53pm
I kind of wonder what gonna happen to the daycare place where people work? The Maraj's gone close it down, or hike up the rates? This incident gonna bring the fam closer? Did the children just pull off a Cosby/WeinStein/Spitzer? Who is most emotionally, damaged from this mother father sister brother? Do the fam feel guilty about raising the rapist in their midst, will they get thru it together?
Comment by mr1stroke on November 12, 2017 at 5:27am
Jerome S from what i heard to me he is guilty, but i like to hear the other side, sometimes thats how you know whats going on in a criminals mind, lets face it even Jesus who innocent was given the platform to speak at his defense while the murderer walked free, so if this dude think he is innocent and his defense strongly believe the same why not give hom the platform to speak to the world, now even if he was not going to do jail time his life is finish anyway, these days you better off being a murderer or robber than to be a rapist or sexual predator,
I try to becareful as much as i can not to disrespect women, i work hard to set my life on high standard, any women who would try to destroy my life with such evil for what ever reasons will suffer the consequence, if you kill me alive i will make sure you suffer your own action
Comment by Jerome S on November 12, 2017 at 3:41am
@Mr 1-Stroke; I absolutely agree with what you said and I too have been following comments made in his defense. Also any man of color is normally bound to get the raw deal in or around a court of law.

So with that being said - the question of why two children would tell the extensive -expensive lie on the man who showed them love , protection, and affection? Probably because that is their only defense to threats of separation and humiliating them. Never knew kids to be that diabolical. So now does the family jump ship, or stay and defend it?

I imagine if they had more evidence to support his defense, they would had brought it to the justice so they could've saw it.....
Comment by Jovis Charles on November 12, 2017 at 12:43am
He’s a piece of ISH and deserves the death penalty.
Comment by Wayne Bacchus on November 11, 2017 at 6:48am
I am extremely saddened that this little girl had to go through this. Prison will have no mercy on him






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