Nicki Minaj's Brother Hit W/ Divorce Amid 12-Year-Old Girl Rape Case
Young Money rapper Nicki Minaj's brother, Jelani Maraj, is reportedly set to be a single man. Maraj's wife of less than a year has filed for divorce.
According to reports, Jacqueline Robinson put in the paperwork last month just days prior to their one-year anniversary.
Robinson has not publicly commented on the rape charges Maraj is facing.
But the divorce is labeled 'Uncontested Matrimonial', meaning both parties agree to divorce and may have already reached an agreement over the division of their assets and property. The case is still pending in New York court. When Maraj was arrested in December 2015, Minaj, 33, posted his $100,000 bond. The bond was guaranteed by Minaj's two homes she owns in nearby Baldwin, New York. (Daily Mail)
Last April, Nicki's brother received an indictment in a publicized child sexual assault case.
A grand jury has indicted Nicki Minaj's brother on charges that he repeatedly raped a 12-year-old girl. The grand jury decided that there was enough evidence to charge newlywed Maraj - Nicki Minaj's oldest brother and her employee - with sexually abusing the tween girl. They'd deliberated for about a month before handing down the decision April 4, according to court records. (Gossip)
Jelani entered a New York court back in December and received support from his mother.
Jelani Maraj, 37, 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. He was flanked by his mother, Carol Maraj, and his lawyer, Andrea Zellan, as he entered the court in Mineola, N.Y. (New York Daily News)
A few days prior, reports claimed the alleged crime happened in April 2015.
Jelani's charges are due to allegedly raping a child "he had access to" over the course of three months. The charge of felony rape stems from an April 1, 2015 incident, according to court documents obtained by HollywoodLife.com. If he's found guilty, he faces between nine and 25 years in prison! There's no word yet on if there will be a plea deal. (Hollywood Life)
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