The older brother of Trinidad-born rapper Nicki Minaj has been charged with the rape of a 12-year-old child in New York.
International news reports are that Jelani Maraj, 37, was arraigned Thursday in Nassau County, New York court on charges of first-degree rape and first-degree course of sexual conduct against a child. Both charges carry a sentence of nine to 25 years in prison.
Details about the alleged rape, such as the victim’s gender, or when and where the sexual assault happened, were not immediately revealed.
Maraj was released from a Nassau County jail this week on $100,000 bail.