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Nicky Minaj's brother convicted of raping a minor

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

Singer Nicky Minaj's brother Jelani Maraj has been convicted of raping a minor at his home.

Maraj was convicted of endangering the welfare of a child and predatory sexual assault on a child younger than 13, Nassau County District Attorney spokesman Brendan Brosh told People Magazine.

The charges against Maraj carry a maximum sentence of 25 years of life imprisonment. He will be sentenced on December 14.

The girl, now 14, had testified in the against Maraj and detailed about her repeated sexual assaults that she said occurred when Maraj was alone in his house with her.

Maraj's lawyers had argued in the that the accusations against him were fabricated in order to get his sister pay USD 25 millions to the girl and her mother.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, November 10 2017. 16:28 IST