Nicki Minaj’s Brother Jelani Maraj Charged With Raping 12-Year-Old

The brother of Nicki Minaj has been indicted on charges of repeatedly raping a 12-year-old girl, according to reports.

Following a month of deliberation, a grand jury decided there was enough evidence to charge Jelani Maraj, 37, with sexually abusing the child.

Bossip reports that Maraj was indicted on a series of charges including predatory sexual assault against a child, felony sexual conduct against a child under age 13, sexual conduct against a child and endangering the welfare of a child.

If found guilty, he could face a minimum jail term of 15 years for the top charge alone.

He pleaded not guilty at Nassau County Court in New York yesterday.