(AllHipHop News) Despite chart topping hits and a growing career, Nicki Minaj is said to be trying to help her brother in a battle for his freedom.
According to Bossip.com, Jelani Maraj is being accused of raping a 12 year old girl for months.
He is subsequently being charged with with first-degree rape and a faces two felony counts of sexual conduct against a child.
After his case was sent to a grand jury in the Nassau County Supreme Court’s sex crimes division, a jury deliberated for a month to determine if there was enough evidence to charge Jelani.
The jury decided that he would be facing charges for felony predatory sexual assault against a child, and two felony counts of sexual conduct against a child.
Jelani is also facing charges for endangering the welfare of a child, which is a misdemeanor.
The Pinkprint rapper has yet to comment on the situation but her brother was released on $100,000 bond after pleading not guilty to all charges in December.
Intially reports surfaced that Nicki bailed her brother out, but it was actually her mother who put up her home as a promissory note.
If convicted, Maraj will face 15 years.