Jelani Maraj, the brother of world celebrity, Nicki Minaj, has been sentenced to 25 years to life for the brutal rape of his then-underage stepdaughter.
Following his trial again in November 2017, Maraj was discovered responsible of predatory sexual assault after being charged with repeatedly raping an 11-year-old woman at his house in Lengthy Island, New York. He was additionally sentenced to 364 days in jail for endangering the welfare of a kid.
Prosecutors initially accused the sufferer of fabricating the story to aim to extort cash from his sister, however DNA proof quickly proved that Maraj was the perpetrator.
In court docket, Nassau County Supreme Court docket Decide Robert McDonald blasted Maraj for sexually hos stepdaughter, saying that his “view is that you just ruined this little one. He continued, “You raped this little one. You raped her time and again.”
The stepdaughter advised the courts that the assaults have triggered her to turn into suicidal at occasions and says that she suffers from anxiousness assaults. Maraj tried to plead for leniency, blaming it on his “extreme ingesting,” however the decide was unmoved.