Brother Of Nicki Minaj Found Guilty Of Rape - Noise11.com
Nicki Minaj photo by Gerry Nicholls

Nicki Minaj photo by Gerry Nicholls

Brother Of Nicki Minaj Found Guilty Of Rape

by Music-News.com on November 11, 2017

in News

Nicki Minaj’s brother has been found guilty of predatory sexual assault against a child.

Jelani Maraj pleaded not guilty to allegations he sexually assaulted a 12-year-old for months prior to his arrest in December, 2015. He was subsequently charged with three counts, but a judge overseeing the case agreed to drop one at the request of the prosecution.

Maraj was still still facing a felony second-degree charge of sexual conduct and a misdemeanour count of acting in a manner likely to injure a child, and on Thursday (09Nov17) he was convicted of predatory sexual assault against a child and endangering the welfare of a child.

He faces 25 years to life in prison and will be sentenced on 14 December (17).

Maraj’s lawyer is reportedly planning to appeal the verdict.

“We hope that today’s verdict will help the family in the healing process,” Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas tells TMZ.

During the trial, Maraj’s lawyer claimed the child’s mother, Jelani’s estranged wife Jacqueline Robinson, set him up as part of a $25 million (£19 million) extortion plot, just four months after they wed. Robinson, who filed for divorce last year (16), denied the allegations during her testimony, while the court also heard evidence from the alleged victim and her younger brother, who claimed he walked in on Maraj assaulting the girl, who did not take the witness stand.

The famous sister of the accused has never commented on the case publicly, but she did help to secure her brother’s freedom following his arrest by putting up two of her homes for collateral as she covered his $100,000 (£76,100) bail. She did not appear in court for the proceedings.

music-news.com

Comments

comments

Related Posts

Chance The Rapper
Chance The Rapper Endorses Kanye West For President

Chance the Rapper has thrown his support behind pal Kanye West's bid to become the next President of the United States.

2 days ago
Julia Stone Photo Credit Brooke Ashley Barone
Julia Stone Signs With BMG

Julia Stone is BMG Australia’s latest signing.

2 days ago
Naya Rivera in Glee
Glee Star Naya Rivera Confirmed Dead at 33

Naya Rivera, the Glee star who played Santana Rivera in the hit TV show, has been found dead at age 33.

3 days ago
Tones and I
Dance Monkey Is Spotify’s Most Played Song of 2020

A study by the Polytechnic University of Valencia shows that the list of hits on Spotify grew by 18% during the worst months of the pandemic and generated 8% more traffic.

3 days ago
Jason Derulo, Photo Ros O'Gorman
Jason Derulo Is Looking For A New Record Label

Jason Derulo is in no rush to sign to a new record label as he believes they're filled with "so many stupid people".

3 days ago
Katy Perry, photo by Ros O'Gorman, rod laver arena, Melbourne 2014
Katy Perry Shares New Album Artwork

Katy Perry has shared the cover of her new album, Smile, with fans.

4 days ago
Lady Antebellum: Photo Ros O'Gorman
Anita White Now In Nasty Legal Battle With Lady Antebellum

Blues singer Anita White has vowed she is 'not going to be erased' amid Lady A's lawsuit against her.

5 days ago