NASSAU COUNTY, NY –
Nicki Minaj’s brother rejected a plea deal in a case where he is facing rape charges
and will now go to trial, Bossip
Jelani Maraj was offered a deal of 15 years to life as he was indicted
for child rape back in April. He is being accused of raping a 12-year-old victim multiple times in 2015. He will now stand trial in Nassau County where a jury will decide if he is guilty or innocent of the charges. The trial might feature the alleged victim testifying against Maraj. Pre-trial hearings are to begin within the next few weeks.
“He is choosing to go to trial because he is not guilty of these allegations and has faith in our system of justice,” Maraj’s lawyer, David Schwartz said.
Maraj could face life in prison if found guilty.