A grand jury after a long month of deliberation, has reportedly indicted Nicki Minaj‘s older brother, Jelani Maraj for allegedly raping a 12-year-old girl.
The child, not identified, accused the 37-year-old of raping her even on the day before his arrest which was on December 1, 2015.
Nicki, it has been alleged, posted a 100K bond and bailed him out. She also put up two of her homes in New York as collateral.
He’s facing a top charge of 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] could get 15 years to life on the top charge alone.
Maraj is being represented by attorneys Benjamin Brafman and Andrea Zellan. He along with his mother appeared in the sex crimes division of Nassau County Court on April 4. Jelani pled not guilty and was released for a second time on $100K bond.
The formal trial has no date set yet.