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Nicki Minaj’s Brother Charged With Rape, Rapper Silent On Sexual Assault Claims

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Nicki Minaj has remained mum on shocking new charges that her brother allegedly raped a 12-year-old child.

By Michael Lewittes |

<a href="https://www.gossipcop.com/tag/nicki-minaj/"><strong>Nicki Minaj</strong></a> has remained mum on shocking new charges that her brother allegedly raped a 12-year-old child.

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Nicki Minaj’s brother has reportedly been charged with raping a 12-year-old child.

Online court and jail records cited by Newsday show Jelani Maraj, 37, is facing charges of first-degree rape and first-degree course of sexual conduct for allegedly assaulting a minor on Long Island, New York. The child’s gender has not been identified. The Nassau County District Attorney’s Office declined to release any information on the case.

Maraj was arraigned on Thursday, and then released from the Nassau County jail after posting $100,000 bail. He’s due back in court next week. If convicted, each charge carries a sentence of up to 25 years in prison.

Maraj has not commented on the allegations, nor has his famous sister. The news, however, comes just a few months after Maraj married his longtime girlfriend, Jacqueline Robinson. The two were wed in a lavish ceremony on Long Island in August, and Minaj reportedly paid for part of the wedding.

She posted on Instagram at the time, “I love my brother so much man. Can’t believe I cried during his wedding and his first dance like a punk.” Minaj went on to write, “May God bless him and his union. Tonight has been one of my favorite nights of all time. I do anything to see my brothers smile.” Gossip Cop imagines that smile is long gone now. We will have updates.

 


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