38-yar-old , Nicky Minaj’s brother Jelani Maraj was convicted on Thursday of predatory sexual assault after being charged with repeatedly raping his 11-year-old step-daughter at his Long Island home.
The verdict was delivered on the second day of deliberations by jurors in Jelani Maraj’s trial,and charges carry the potential for 25 years to life in prison when sentenced on Dec. 14.
The little girl, now aged 14, testified in detail about the many sexual assaults she said occurred as frequently as four times a week and sometimes twice a day, mostly when Jelani Maraj was alone at home with the girl.
DNA evidence found on the girl’s pajama pants was linked to the accused. The girl’s little brother was alsoa witness in the trial and testified that he witnessed one assault.