Jelani Maraj Accused Of Repeated Sexual Abuse Of 12 Year Old
Nicki Minaj’s accused pedophile brother is one step closer to having his day in court.
Jelani Maraj’s child sex abuse case has been sent to a grand jury, BOSSIP can reveal, the first major step in Maraj’s case being brought to trial.
Long Island, N.Y. police arrested Maraj, 37, late last year after a 12-year-old girl said he’d been raping her for several months – and the last rape occurred one day before his arrest.
Maraj’s case – currently in Nassau County Supreme Court’s sex crimes division – was sent to a grand jury March 3, court officials told BOSSIP, and the Nassau County District Attorney is working with the panel to determine whether or not they should indict him.
During the grand jury hearings, which are closed to the public, no judge is present, and the jurors hear from witnesses and review evidence to figure out if they should move forward with an indictment.
Maraj has been charged with felony sexual conduct against a child in the first degree, and first-degree rape, also a felony. If he’s convicted, he faces up to 50 years in prison.