Jelani Maraj has reportedly been indicted with raping a 12-year-old girl
Alexandra Pollard

09:50 20th April 2016

Nicki Minaj’s brother, Jelani Maraj, has reportedly pleaded not guilty to raping a 12-year-old girl.

Maraj was arrested back in November, and - according to Bossip - has been indicted on charges of raping an unidentified 12-year-old girl. At the time, he was said to have been bailed out by his mother for $100,000.

Minaj’s older brother appeared in court in New York for his arraignment just over two weeks ago, and returned yesterday (19 April) to plead not guilty to felony sexual assault against a child, two counts of sexual conduct against a child and a misdemeanor charge of endangering the welfare of a child.

Maraj has reportedly been accused of raping the victim for “several months… the last rape occurring one day before his arrest.”

Minaj, meanwhile, hasn’t publicly commented on her brother’s case.

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Photo: Instagram, Nicki Minaj