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First Look: Nicki Minaj's Brother Poses For Mug Shot After Being Charged With Sexually Assaulting A Child


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This is the face that Nicki Minaj may never bring herself to look at again.


On Dec. 3, broke the exclusive news about the arrest of rap superstar Nicki’s 37-year-old brother, Jelani Maraj, on horrifying charges involving sex with a minor. He was processed and photographed (above) by the authorities during the arrest two days earlier.

As reported: On Dec. 1 at 8:49 p.m., according to court records obtained by Star, Jelani — a resident of Nassau County on New York’s Long Island — was arrested by local authorities and charged with one felony count of “first-degree rape involving a perpetrator over the age of 17, with a victim under the age of 13.” He was also charged with one felony count of “course of sexual conduct against a child in the first degree.”

Jelani was freed after posting $100,000 bail. His next court date will be set in the near future.  Stay with Star for this developing story!

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