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Nicki Minaj’s brother, Jelani Maraj, has been charged in the rape of a child, according to Newsday.

37-year-old Maraj, who resides in Baldwin, New York, was arraigned Thursday in Nassau County Criminal Court on charges of first-degree rape and first-degree course of sexual conduct against a child, online and jail records show.

According to a source with knowledge of the case, the child is just 12 years of age. Maraj was released from the Nassau County Jail in East Meadow after posting $100,000 bail, according to Nassau’s district attorney’s office. Details surrounding the case are scarce at this time, and prosecutors have declined to comment on specifics.

Maraj tied the knot with Jacqueline Robinson in August during a lavish ceremony at Baldwin’s popular wedding hall, The Coral House.

“I love my brother so much man. Can’t believe I cried during his wedding and his first dance like a punk. May God bless him and his union,” Nicki gushed on Instagram after sharing photos from the wedding last summer. “Tonight has been one of my favorite nights of all time. I do anything to see my brothers smile.”

So far, Nicki’s representatives have not commented on the incident.

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