Prosecutors Say Nicki Minaj’s Brother’s DNA Matches Semen Found On Victim’s Pants
Late last year, we reported that Nicki Minaj’s brother Jelani Maraj, was charged with raping a child.
Today, new information was released that doesn’t seem to be working in his favor at all.
According to an exclusive on our sister-site Bossip, prosecutors revealed that Maraj’s DNA matches the semen found on the 12-year-old accuser’s clothes.
The Nassau County District Attorney’s Office said that Maraj’s DNA profile was more than a billion to one match of the semen on the victim’s pants.
“…A DNA profile, a partial profile matching the defendant or consistent with the defendant, your honor, to the point in the hundreds of billionths of chance of it being any other individual, was discovered in the…pants of the complainant in this case, and also tested positive indicating the presence of semen,” Anthony Pirri, the assistant district attorney told the judge at a hearing July 26 in Nassau County Supreme Court’s sex crimes division.”
The victim told police that Maraj raped and sodomized her from April 1 to November 30, 2015. He was arrested the day after the alleged rape.
A grand jury later indicted Maraj on felony child rape charges, including predatory sexual assault against a child and first degree sexual conduct against a child.
Prosecutors offered him a deal of 15 years-to life, the case is still set for trial in November.
Before Maraj, who has worked for his sister, was indicted, the District Attorney’s Office offered him seven years in prison in exchange for a guilty plea to the sexual conduct against a child in the first degree change. But Maraj rejected the offer.
During the hearing, Maraj did not testify. He only spoke to confirm his name and that he understood that the next hearing would be in August.
He still pleaded not guilty and is out on bail.
I don’t care how much money he or his sister has, a child molester should not be free to roam the streets. Period.