Nicki Minaj’s Brother Faces Life Imprisonment

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Nicki-Minaj and brother Jelani Maraj

The brother of rapper Nicki Minaj has been convicted of predatory sexual assault after being charged with repeatedly raping an 11-year-old girl while her mum was at work.

Jelani Maraj, 38, who was found guilty by a jury yesterday, could face 25 years to life in prison when he is sentenced on December 14.

The victim, now aged 14, told the court that Maraj called her his “puppet” and raped her as frequently as four times a week and sometimes twice a day.

He did not appear to react when the verdict was read in a courtroom in Nassau County, New York, although his lawyer said he will appeal.

The 38-year-old claimed the rape allegations were concocted by the girl’s mother as part of a scheme to get his famous sister to pay the family $25 million in hush money.

Prosecutors said DNA evidence recovered from the girl’s pyjama pants was linked…

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