Jelani Maraj Bio – Jelani Maraj Wiki
Jelani Maraj is the older brother of rapper Nicki Minaj. He was sentenced on January 27, 2020, to 25 years to life in prison for sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl at his Long Island home.
Jelani Maraj Age
He was born in 1979, in Trinidad and Tobago.
Jelani Maraj Parents
Maraj is the son of Carol Maraj and Robert Maraj.
Jelani Maraj Siblings, Family
Maraj is the brother of Ming Maraj, Nicki Minaj, and Micaiah Maraj.
Jelani Maraj Wife Jacqueline Robinson
Maraj married his wife Jacqueline Robinson in August 2015 at Coral Houses in Baldwin, New York, United States.
Nicki Minaj Brother Jelani Maraj Rape Case – Jelani Maraj Sentence
Nassau County Supreme Couty Judge Robert McDonald sentenced Maraj on January 27, 2020, to 25 years to life in prison for sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl at his Long Island home. “You raped this child. You raped her over and over again,” the judge said, according to TMZ.
In a statement to HollywoodLife, the Nassau County District Attorney said: “Judge Robert McDonald sentenced Jelani Maraj to 25 years to life in prison this morning. The Nassau County District Attorney’s office sought the maximum sentences of 25 years to life in prison.
“The defendant was convicted at trial of both counts submitted to the jury, Predatory Sexual Assault Against a Child in violation of PL 130.96 (A-II felony) and Endangering the Welfare of a Child in violation of PL 260.10 (A misd).
“Judge McDonald sentence Maraj to 25 years to life on the first count and 364 days on the second count. These sentences run concurrently. The trial opened on 10/19/17. Summed on 11/6/17. Jury deliberated for about two days. Verdict came in on 11/9/17. First post-trial motion was filed by the defense on 1/16/18. Judge’s decision on the motion and hearing was entered on 12/5/19.”
In 2017, he was convicted of child sexual assault and endangering a minor. The victim told the courts in 2017 that Maraj raped her “repeatedly between April and November of 2015,” according to Newsday.
Jelani Maraj Victim
Maraj’s victim was his stepdaughter, according to Foxnews. She was 11 years old at the time of the acts. She told the court that Maraj sexually assaulted her at their home while her mother was at work.
Jelani Maraj Instagram
Jelani Maraj’s Instagram account has been deleted.