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Nicki Minaj's Brother, Jelani Maraj, Charged With Raping Minor

The singer has yet to comment on the charges.

Nicki Minaj's newly married brother, Jelani Maraj, 37, is facing first degree rape charges and first degree course of sexual conduct with a child, according to Nassau First District Court documents. 

Newsday first reported the findings after Maraj was arraigned on Dec. 3, with a source telling the publication that the victim is 12 years old. Court documents say the incident occurred April 1, 2015 and Maraj was arrested on December 1, 2015. 

A spokesperson for the Nassau County District Attorney's office told The Huffington Post that Maraj's bail was set at $100,000 and he is due back in court on Dec. 9. Maraj's lawyer, Andrea Zellan of Brafman & Associates, P.C., was not immediately available to comment. 

Due to the nature of the case, details about the incident are limited. 

Maraj married Jacqueline Robinson in Baldwin, New York in August.  His superstar sister attended the event, where she Instagrammed a photo of herself with her arms wrapped around her brother's neck.

"I would cross the ocean for u. I would go & bring u the moon. Promise u. For u I will. I love my brother so much man," the singer captioned the photo. "Can't believe I cried during his wedding and his first dance like a punk. May God bless him and his union. Tonight has been one of my favorite nights of all time. I do anything to see my brothers smile." 

Requests for comment were not returned by Nicki Minaj.

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