Brother of rapper Nicki Minaj found guilty of child rape

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Jelani Maraj – the older brother of rapper Nicki Minaj – has been found guilty of predatory sex assault and endangering the welfare of a minor.  

News 12 has reported, prosecutors said Maraj, of Baldwin, repeatedly raped an 11-year-old girl in his home in 2015.

The 38-year-old's attorney claims the allegations were concocted by the victim's mother as part of a scheme to get his sister to pay $25 million in hush money. 

He faces up to life in prison.

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