Nicki Minaj’s brother, Jelani Maraj sentenced to 25 years in Jail for raping stepdaughter

Jelani Maraj, 41, was found guilty of 'predatory sexual assault against a child and endangering the welfare of a child' in 2017 and on Monday, Nassau County Supreme Court Judge, Robert McDonald, refused to give him a soft sentence.

Nicki Minaj’s brother, Jelani Maraj sentenced to 25 years in Jail for raping stepdaughter

Jelani Maraj appeared stoic in a Long Island courtroom before he learned his fate, following his conviction for predatory sexual assault and acting in a manner injurious to a child.

Nassau County Supreme Court Judge Robert McDonald lambasted Maraj for sexually abusing the girl, saying that his “view is that you ruined this child”

“You raped this child. You raped her over and over again,” McDonald said.

The sentence comes two years after a jury handed down the guilty verdict for the sexual abuse, which began in 2015.

The victim’s brother witnessed Maraj assaulting his sister and later notified school officials.

The girl testified at the three-week trial that Maraj anally raped her and slapped her in the face at their Baldwin home before telling her to keep quite about his actions.

“He would call me his puppet and told me I had no say in what he did to me,” she testified in October 2017, saying Maraj sexually abused her multiple times. Ny daily news reported.

The girl — who was 14 when she gave her testimony — said the first assault took place in April 2015 in Maraj’s bedroom.

Maraj denied the allegations, claiming the story was concocted to extort his famous sister.

After the sentencing, Schwartz said his client plans to appeal. An earlier attempt to overturn the case was thrown out.

Minaj - real name Onika Tanya Maraj- paid her brother's $100,000 bail back when he was first arrested for the crime in 2015. Daily Mail reported.

Minaj - real name Onika Tanya Maraj- paid her brother's $100,000 bail back when he was first arrested for the crime in 2015.  The siblings were reportedly quite close prior to the arrest, with Minaj previously plunking down $30,000 to pay for her older brother's wedding to the mother of his rape victim.  Following this conviction, however, sources said the two grew apart. A week after his conviction, Minaj visited her brother in jail, but reportedly only did so to support their mother Carol, according to TMZ.

The siblings were reportedly quite close prior to the arrest, with Minaj previously plunking down $30,000 to pay for her older brother's wedding to the mother of his rape victim.

Following this conviction, however, sources said the two grew apart. A week after his conviction, Minaj visited her brother in jail, but reportedly only did so to support their mother Carol, according to TMZ.

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