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

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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.


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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