Nicki Minaj’s Brother, Jelani Maraj, Indicted On Child Rape Charges


It’s been reported that famous rapper Nicki Minaj’s older brother, Jelani Maraj, has been indicted on charges of felony predatory assault against an adolescent. Maraj is accused of raping an unidentified 12-year-old girl. The news first broke December of last year when Mari was arrested relating to the crime. Since then the investigation developed and a grand jury deliberated for almost over a month before coming to a decision to indict on April 4.

The 37 year old has also been charged with felony sexual conduct against a child under age 13, sexual conduct against a child and endangering the welfare of a child. If convicted, Nicki’s other brother could face fifteen years to life in prison.

Maraj is currently free on $100,000 bail. Rumor has it that his bail was paid by his famous sister. Minaj, who has yet to comment on the indictment, appears to be supporting her brother who she has been spotted with since the allegations first made headlines.