Published: Sat, November 11, 2017
Culture&Arts | By Darrell Mcdonald

Nicki Minaj's brother convicted of raping a child

Nicki Minaj's brother convicted of raping a child

Maraj's defense attorney, David Schwartz, argued that Jacqueline Maraj, the mother of the victim who divorced Maraj previous year, made-up the allegations in an effort to extort $25 million from Maraj's famous sister. He was convicted of predatory sexual assault on a child and endangering the welfare of a child.

Nassau County District Attorney Madeline SIngas said in a statement to PEOPLE: "Justice demanded that his defendant be held accountable for these heinous acts and we are thankful to the jury for their careful deliberation". The girl's younger brother also testified at the trial that he witnessed one assault. The girl testified that Maraj treated her as his own daughter before he began raping her.

Police confirmed that they had found Maraj's semen on the girl's pajamas, but the defense claimed the girl and her mother planted the evidence.

NY rapper Nicki Minaj's brother couldn't win over the jury in his publicized child rape case.

Minaj has not spoken on the verdict. He faces 25 years to life behind bars, but his lawyer says they intend to file an appeal.

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Her kid brother testified about accidentally stumbling upon Maraj as he was sexually assaulting the girl. The first allegation of the sexual abuse came just four months after the couple got married and the victim was just 11 years old at the time. "What (the victim) went through all that time", Juror Arthur Naclerio, 67, said.

Maraj said to the little boy that if he told anybody, he would never see his mother again.

"The amount of evidence that we had that wasn't allowed in this case is unbelievable", the Garden City lawyer added. Initial reports claimed she would testify in her brother's defense, but she ended up not doing so.

Maraj's ex-wife vehemently denied this allegation. The woman later fired him as her attorney.

On December 1, 2015, Maraj was arrested on charges of predatory assault, second-degree course of sexual conduct and a misdemeanor charge of acting in a manner likely to injure a child.

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