Maraj appeared Tuesday in the sex crimes division of Nassau County Court for his arraignment, accompanied by his high-powered lawyers Benjamin Brafman and Andrea Zellan. He pled not guilty, and is free on $100,000 cash or bond, according to officials from the office of court administration.
Long Island, N.Y. police arrested Maraj late last year after the 12-year-old alleged victim said he’d been raping her for several months – and the last rape occurred one day before his arrest.
Brafman, Maraj’s lawyer, declined BOSSIP’s request for comment about his client’s indictment.
“We’re not commenting on the Maraj case, ok?” Brafman said.