Medical exam shows Nicki Minaj’s brother Jelani Maraj’s stepdaughter was penetrated, expert testifies
An expert in child sex abuse testified the 11-year-old stepdaughter of rapper Nicki Minaj’s brother indicated the sixth-grader was subjected to vaginal and oral sex.
Prosecution witness Dr. Aaron Miller appeared Friday on day two of the trial against Jelani Maraj, 38, accused of repeatedly raping the little girl.
“I can say with a reasonable degree of certainty that (the girl’s) medical exam can prove penetration,” Miller told the court.
Prosecutors charge Maraj, older brother of the Queens hip-hop queen, repeatedly raped the daughter of his wife – attacking her as often as four times a week.
Nikki Minaj picked up the $30,000 tab for the couple’s August 2015 wedding.
In opening statements one day earlier, prosecutors presented Maraj as a sexual predator while the defense team claimed the defendant’s wife was a gold digger seeking a $25 million payoff.
“There are 25 million reasons why this child was brainwashed to lie and make up these charges,” said defense lawyer David Schwartz.
Maraj, arrested in December 2015, faces 15 years to life in prison if convicted on the top count at the Mineola, L.I., trial.
The trial, where the chart-topping Minaj looms as a possible witness for her brother’s defense, resumes Monday.