Rapper Nicki Minaj's Brother Jelani Maraj Convicted of Sexually Assaulting a Child

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David Schwartz said the woman contacted Maraj's lawyer asking for $25 million so the "charges could just go away", however, the mother denied she made up the allegations. Jurors convicted him of endangering the welfare of a child and predatory sexual assault on a child younger than 13, Nassau County District Attorney Spokesman Brendan Brosh tells PEOPLE. In court, expert witnesses testified that semen found on the girl's pajamas was a one-in-291 billion match with Maraj, according to the Daily News.

She told jurors that he had previously treated her like a daughter but told her that the abuse was her fault and that she "wanted it to happen".

Despite much speculation and rumor, Queens native Nicki Minaj (pictured) was not called as a witness for her brother.

Minaj has not spoken on the verdict. The Associated Press reported a jury found Maraj guilty of predatory sexual assault November 9 following deliberations.

Nassau District Attorney Madeline Singas said in a statement after the verdict that "justice demanded" Maraj "be held accountable for these heinous acts".

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The girl, now 14, testified in excruciating detail about sexual assaults that she said occurred as frequently as four times a week and sometimes twice a day, mostly when Maraj was home alone with the girl.

Maraj was first arrested in connection with the case in early December 2015.

Maraj said to the little boy that if he told anybody, he would never see his mother again. "The amount of evidence we have that wasn't allowed in this case is unbelievable". If she refused his advances, he physically attacked her, she testified, according to Brosh. One juror told reporters that the young girl's testimony was hard to listen to.

But the defense told jurors the trousers were either cross-contaminated with other laundry, or the accuser's mother may have purposely rubbed Maraj's underwear on them. She later fired Ray as her attorney.

Maraj is set to be sentenced December 14.

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