Nicki Minaj Oldest Brother Accused Of Repeatedly Abusing 12-Year-Old Girl
Nicki Minaj’s brother will get to enjoy the summer before he goes to trial over allegations that he raped and sodomized a 12-year-old girl, BOSSIP has learned.
Jelani Maraj’s trial was scheduled to begin May 8, but the prosecution has asked for a few more months to prepare for the trial, according to Maraj’s lawyer, David Schwartz.
Maraj appeared in Nassau County Court’s Sex Crimes Division Monday to start jury selection, but prosecutors and the defense agreed that the trial would instead begin in late summer or early fall.
Maraj is now due back in court in July, according to a spokesman for the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office.
Meanwhile, Schwartz, Maraj’s lawyer, has filed motions to dismiss the case and suppress certain evidence from the prosecution’s side. He told BOSSIP that he also wants DNA evidence introduced that he said would show favors Maraj because it shows a particle of DNA was found on his accuser’s clothes nine months after she lodged the allegations.
Also, Schwartz called the case “a complete setup,” and added that although prosecutors recovered hair fibers – none were linked to Maraj. Further, Schwartz said the alleged victim told prosecutors that she was having her period, but no blood was found on Maraj’s underwear.