Nicki Minaj older brother Jelani Maraj has been sentenced for sexual assault
According to our source TMZ, on monday 27 Judge Robert McDonald sentenced Maraj to 25 years imprisonment for sexually assault against 11 years child in 2017,
Maraj was Convicted of raping his 11 years old former stepdaughter,
The victim told the court she had become suicidal over the abuse.
‘I didn’t think I could make it through the day without an anxiety attack.’ she said. ‘I felt I had no voice,’ the victim, who is now his former stepdaughter, said Monday and the victim’s younger brother also testified that he caught Maraj in the act and saw his sister’s underpants around her ankles
The victim told the court that the abuse started in April 2015 and continued until that November. He slapped her if she refused his advances.
‘I had went to him to go say “Good morning”. I had hugged him as usual. I went to go lie next to him as I usually do. When I did that, he told me to go close the door,’ she told the court. ‘He told me to take off my pants. Then he told me to come under the covers with him and he started caressing me… We would have sex in his bedroom, in my bedroom, in the basement.’
Maraj threatened to have their mother sent away if they told anyone.
‘I thought he would send me away from my mother. … That’s what he said would actually happen. So I didn’t say anything,’ the victim testified.
She added they were told to ‘keep quiet or Jelani would hit us or we would get sent away because Jelani would deny it’.
But the boy reported it to a school administrator he saw Maraj touching his sister while they were partially clothed.
He was arrested December 2015.
The prosecutor said DNA evidence recovered from the girl’s pajama pants was linked to Maraj. It emerged Maraj would call the girl his ‘puppet
Maraj has maintained innocence and was stoic in the Long Island court room Monday.
Minaj’s brother told the court: ‘I’d like to apologize for the pain that I caused. I had an excessive drinking problem.
His father had an alcohol and drugs problem and burned down the family’s Trinidad and Tobago home in 1987. It prompted Maraj’s mother to move to New York City and Maraj followed when he was 10.
Maraj added that he’s ‘just asking for mercy from the court’.
The judge said that his ‘view is that you ruined this child’.
You raped this child. You raped her over and over again,’ the judge added.
Maraj’s long sentence was for sexual assault but he was also sentenced to 364 days for the endangerment of a child.
His lawyer David Schwartz said he plans to appeal.
‘We will be appealing this excessive sentence,’ he told Pitchfork. ‘There was clear juror misconduct amongst other issues.’