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Nicki Minaj's brother convicted of raping stepdaughter

Nicki Minaj's brother convicted of raping stepdaughter

Nicki Minaj brother Jelani Maraj was convicted of raping an 11-year-old girl who was his stepdaughter. He was convicted of predatory sexual assault against a child and endangering the welfare of a child.

A civil attorney, James R. Ray III, who had represented the mother for a short span of time, testified that he had demanded $25 million from Maraj after he was arrested in 2015 to avoid a potential lawsuit.

Maraj was first arrested in connection with the case in December 2015. He faces 25 years to life in prison for what DNA evidence has supported happened to the now 14-year-old girl.

Maraj was stoic as the verdict was read, Brosh says.

This photo provided by the Nassau County Police Department shows Jelani Maraj, 37, on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015, in Mineola, N.Y.

Robinson, who filed for divorce previous 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.

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The 38-year-old, who has been out on bond, was immediately taken into custody and held without bail.

She also told the jury Maraj warned her to keep the abuse a secret, Brosh confirms. "The amount of evidence we have that wasn't allowed in this case is unbelievable". Maraj would molest the girl when her mother (his then-wife) would go to work. We're told Minaj never planned to take the stand, and her bro's legal team telling news outlets she was on their witness list was simply false.

Maraj's ex-wife vehemently denied this allegation.

But a prosecution witness testified that semen found on the accuser's pajama bottoms was a one-in-291 billion match with defendant Maraj. Additionally, the defense said it might have been contaminated with different laundry. The woman later fired him as her attorney. He said they were both partially unclothed.

Maraj is set to be sentenced on 14 December.