Jelani Maraj indicted for rape of 12-year-old
Credit: Chance Yeh | Getty

Jelani Maraj Indicted On Multiple Sexual Assault Charges Against A Child

Nicki Minaj‘s brother, Jelani Maraj (pictured with their mother Carol Maraj) has been indicted on multiple felony sexual assault charges against a child.

A grand jury deliberated for a month before deciding there was sufficient evidence the against Maraj to charge him with sexually assaulting a minor multiple times. The indictment was handed down on April 4.

According to the exclusive report from Bossip, Nicki’s 37-year-old big brother was charged with felony predatory sexual assault against a child, along with felony sexual conduct against a child under age 13, sexual conduct against a child and endangering the welfare of a child.

Maraj appeared Tuesday in the sex crimes division of Nassau County Court for his arraignment, accompanied by his high-powered lawyers Benjamin Brafman and Andrea Zellan. He pled not guilty, and is free on $100,000 cash or bond, according to officials from the office of court administration.

Long Island, N.Y. police arrested Maraj late last year after the 12-year-old alleged victim said he’d been raping her for several months – and the last rape occurred one day before his arrest.

Brafman, Maraj’s lawyer, declined BOSSIP’s request for comment about his client’s indictment.
“We’re not commenting on the Maraj case, ok?” Brafman said.

Jelani Maraj is facing a minimum of 15 years if convicted.

Your thoughts?



FOLLOW US: Google+ | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest | Tumblr | Join Our Mailing List

DOWNLOAD OUR APP:

DOWNLOAD OUR PODCAST: