Authorities Say Nicki Minaj's Brother Abused Young Girl For Several Months

Entertainment | 12/10/2015 | 09:30 AM EST

Court documents claim Jelani Maraj violated the girl the evening before his arrest

New details are emerging in the case against Nicki Minaj’s older brother, Jelani Maraj, who’s been charged with raping a 12-year-old girl. According to court documents obtained by Bossip, the abuse had been going on for months.

The report states:

“Jelani Maraj had been abusing the girl for several months, and last violated her on the evening of Nov. 30. Cops arrested him the following day, court papers said.

‘…From about April 1, 2015 until November 30, 2015, the defendant, Jelani Maraj, engaged in a course of sexual conduct against a child,’ Maraj’s heavily redacted felony complaint states. ‘He engaged in these acts with the victim, while knowing (she) was less than 13 years old.’

That means the alleged abuse occurred before, during and after his September wedding to his now wife, Jacqueline.”

On Wednesday, Jelani, his mother Carol Maraj and his attorney Andrea Zellan were in Nassau County Court for a closed conference where he answered questions about the rape charges. Jelani was arrested Dec. 1 on charges of first-degree rape and first-degree course of sexual conduct against a child.

If convicted, he faces up to 50 years in prison.

Jelani is expected back in court next month.


(Photo: Nassau County Police Department)

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