EXCLUSIVE: Nicki Minaj's brother nervously swigs from an energy drink as he arrives for the start of his child sex trial.
Jelani Maraj, 38, wore a suit and tie as he arrived in court in Long Island, New York, where he faces several charges related to sexual conduct with a child under 13. He potentially faces life in jail if convicted.
He was there for jury selection in the trial that could last up to three weeks. His superstar sister is rumored to have put up the $100,000 bond Jelani needed but so far has not appeared in person to support him.
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Jelani Maraj CONVICTED Of “Predatory Sexual Assault”
Jelani Miraj, the brother of NYC rapper Nicki Minaj, has been found GUILTY of “predatory sexual assault.”
Miraj was charged with repeatedly raping his 11 year old step daughter in his Long Island home for over eight  months. The young girl [who is now aged 14] testified against Miraj, along with her younger brother who claims to have witnessed the attack on one occasion.
Jelani Miraj now faces 25 years to LIFE behind bars! A potential sentence which he’s appealing!
According to TheJasmineBrand.com
“The girl, who is now 14, testified in court that she was repeatedly assaulted over eight months in 2015 at Maraj’s home. Prosecutors say DNA evidence supports the allegations. — Maraj’s lawyers deny the rape allegations, claiming that girl’s mother was trying to extort Nicki Minaj to pay $25 million in hush money.”
Nicki has yet to release a statement following the verdict.
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