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By Damilola Faustino

Nicki Minaj’s brother Jelani Maraj has been found guilty of raping an 11-year-old girl.

Nicki Minaj's brother Jelani Maraj

Maraj was convicted on a felony charge of predatory sexual assault on a child and endangering the welfare of a child.

According to reports, Maraj showed no emotion when the verdict was read.

Maraj, who is facing 25 years to life in prison, plans to appeal, according to his lawyer David Schwartz.

The girl, now 14, testified that her then-stepfather Maraj repeatedly sexually assaulted her between April and November 2015 while her mother was at work. The defence claimed that the allegations were made up in an attempt to extort $25 million from Maraj’s famous sister, which his ex-wife denied.

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