Nicki Minaj's Brother, Jelani Maraj, Reportedly Indicted For Child Rape

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Jelani Maraj, the 37-year-old brother of Nicki Minaj, has been formally indicted on charges of raping an unidentified 12-year-old girl “repeatedly,” according to Bossip. The site reports that a grand jury “deliberated for about a month before handing down the decision April 4.”

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Maraj, 37, is 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.

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Maraj was charged with the crimes in December of last year, and is reported to have been bailed out by his mother for $100,000. If convicted, he’s facing a prison term of 15 years to life.

His famous sister has yet to comment publicly on the charges.

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Staff Writer, Jezebel | Man

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felony sexual conduct against a child under age 13

I am going to pull a Donald Trump like move here and say...

You know how sometimes you think ‘Man, I hope this person dies a horrible fucking death for what they (allegedly) did’ but you don’t because we live in a polite society so you just say something like ‘I hope justice is served and the victim gets all the care they that need,’

THAT is why I am not hoping this guy dies. BECAUSE I LIVE IN A POLITE SOCIETY. GODDAMN IT.