Nicki Minaj’s brother was convicted of repeatedly raping his 11-year-old stepdaughter on Thursday (Nov. 9).
Jelani Maraj was found guilty of predatory sexual assault against a minor and endangering the welfare of a child, according to New York Daily News. He is facing 25 years to life and will be sentenced on December 14th.
Maraj repeatedly sexually assaulted his stepdaughter between April and November 2015 while her mother was at work. Police said they found his semen on the girl’s pajamas but his defense team refuted those claims, saying the mother had planted the evidence.
Maraj’s lawyers argued the 38-year-old was a victim of extortion by his ex-wife who tried to “shake him down” for $25 million from his famous sister.
Nicki Minaj did not testify and has yet to address her brother’s conviction.
(Source: New York Daily News)