Nicki Minaj’s brother, Jelani Maraj, appeared in public for the first time on Wednesday after he’d been accused of raping a 12-year-old. The 37-year-old showed up to to the Nassau County courthouse for a preliminary hearing with the judge and lawyers on the case to set a trial schedule, according to officials.
According to court papers, Jelani had been abusing the 12-year-old girl for several months, most recently the evening of November 30th — the day before he was actually arrested.
“…From about April 1, 2015 until November 30, 2015, the defendant, Jelani Maraj, engaged in a course of sexual conduct against a child,” Maraj’s heavily redacted felony complaint states. “He engaged in these acts with the victim, while knowing (she) was less than 13 years old.”
Nicki has yet to say a word.